To determine if your organization should apply for funding from the Mary Black Foundation, first review information about our Focus Areas: Early Childhood Development, Healthy Eating | Active Living, and the Community Health Fund.
We consider grantmaking to be an investment in Spartanburg, SC that will contribute to improved health, wellness, and success. Therefore, we seek to invest in strong, well-run organizations that are clear about what results they will achieve and how the results will be measured. For more information, read Frequently Asked Questions and What We Fund.
This grant cycle, Mary Black Foundation will be prioritizing grant requests in the following areas:
- The majority of people served reside in the Foundation’s priority zip codes: 29301, 29303, 29306, 29330, or 29372.
- The proposal seeks to address growing mental health needs, especially among people of color, children, and adolescents.
- The proposal seeks to improve the health of youth through increased access to out of school time programming, especially for young people of color.
- The proposal works to close the gap on educational disparities, especially among preschool children and those who have fallen behind due to virtual and hybrid learning in 2019 and 2020.
Schedule a Grant
Before submitting an application for a grant in Early Childhood Development, Healthy Eating | Active Living, or the Community Health Fund, potential applicants must meet with the Foundation’s program staff. We strongly recommend that you meet with staff at least 30 days prior to the grant deadline. Contact Amy Page to schedule a grant consultation.
The 2021 grant cycle for Early Childhood Development, Healthy Eating | Active Living, and Community Health Fund applications is open.
All applications must be received by the Foundation by June 15, 2021, no later than 5 p.m. If the application deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the application will be accepted on the next business day by 5 p.m. Applicants will be notified of receipt of the application via email. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please contact Amy Page.
Applications are reviewed by our staff and Board of Trustees. We often visit applicant organizations during the review process in order to learn about the proposal first hand. In addition, we may contact your organization’s partners and funders during our review process. The review process takes approximately 75 days. You will be contacted as soon as a decision is reached. At any point in the process, please do not hesitate to contact the Foundation with your questions or concerns.