For Early Childhood Development, Connect & Healthy Eating | Active Living
In 2020, the Foundation’s grantmaking will give highest priority to projects that seek to improve outcomes in the following Spartanburg County zip codes: 29301, 29303, 29306, 29330, and 29372. These geographic areas have been traditionally under-resourced and; therefore, continue to be negatively impacted by disproportionately inequitable health outcomes compared to other areas of Spartanburg County. It is due to these inequities, that the Mary Black Foundation seeks to partner with organizations from these priority communities or those that can work with the priority communities to develop solutions.
Additionally, this grant cycle, Mary Black Foundation is prioritizing grant requests in the following areas:
- 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.
The challenges that the Foundation is seeking to address are systemic and will not be solved in a one-year grant period; therefore, the Foundation encourages applications for multi-year general operating support. Similarly, the Foundation encourages applicants to think about the policies and systems that are contributing to the poor health outcomes we seek to change. Applications that address policies, systems, and environments (and not just services or programs) will be prioritized for funding.
The 2021 grant cycle for Early Childhood Development and Healthy Eating | Active Living applications is now closed. Please check back later for more information on the next grant cycle.
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