The Mary Black Foundation is not only a funder; we are often a partner, convener, facilitator, and leader. As a place-based foundation, we are actively engaged in a wide variety of community initiatives outside of our traditional grantmaking, and we partner with many organizations, including other funders.
Chapman Cultural Center, Mary Black Foundation, Spartanburg County Foundation, Spartanburg Regional Foundation, and United Way of the Piedmont, often referred to as the Spartanburg Joint Funders, are committed to intentional collaboration and coordination. As significant funders in Spartanburg County it is important that we work together and, when appropriate, partner on common community efforts. Each funder has its own funding guidelines and application process, so organizations are encouraged to contact each funder directly.