UNION COUNTY — Two local institutions and two programs that provides services in Union County are among the 32 area organizations to receive a total of $594,000 in grants from the Spartanburg Regional Foundation.
In a statement released June 13, the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System announced that the Spartanburg Regional Foundation had awarded 32 grants for health initiatives during its annual grant awards ceremony held that day at the Piedmont Club in Spartanburg.
The press release states that “from feeding homebound individuals to helping people get healthcare in their native language, the Spartanburg Regional Foundation works continuously to improve the health of our community through annual grants.
In announcing the awards, Spartanburg Regional Foundation Executive Director Kristy Caradori said that “we are proud to support nonprofits and healthcare system programs that make Spartanburg healthier. We are grateful to our community for the opportunity to give back to improve health and wellness.”
Among the organizations and programs receiving the grants were two located in Union County and two that serves the county.
• Union Medical Center Patient Access was awarded $10,000 for upgrading patient and family waiting areas at Union Medical Center.
• Union County Detention Center was awarded $15,000 to assist in the construction of an on-site medical and wellness facility for those incarcerated there.
• Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas was awarded $5,000 to support families with children diagnosed with cancer from Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties.
• The Family Effect was awarded $4,000 to assist in the transportation of clients from Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties.
The following area organizations, agencies, and programs also received grants from the foundation.
• AccessHealth Spartanburg was awarded $20,496 for expanding services in Cherokee County.
• Charles Lea Center Foundation was awarded $12,700 to purchase a programmable mannequin to train nursing and direct
• Cherokee County Meals on Wheels was awarded $5,000 to assist in the delivery of nutritious meals to seniors in Cherokee County.
• Divinity Care was awarded $5,000 for homeless adult men who need behavioral health counseling, basic life-sustaining medications and dental care.
• EMERGE Family Therapy was awarded $5,000 for behavioral and mental health counseling to underserved populations.
• FAVOR Spartanburg was awarded $2,800 to expand services in Spartanburg for recovery support.
• Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg, Inc. was awarded $10,000 for portable pediatric dental equipment and supplies.
• Hope Remains Youth Ranch was awarded $3,000 for specialized therapy for children, families and adults facing trauma-related issues.
• Middle Tyger Community Center was awarded $4,800 to support behavioral and mental health counseling for underserved populations.
• Mobile Meal Service of Spartanburg County, Inc. was awarded $1,705 for equipment to support nutritious meals for seniors in Spartanburg county.
• Project HOPE Foundation was awarded $10,000 to fund playground equipment for children with autism.
• St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic was awarded $14,295 to assist with basic, life-sustaining medications for patients.
• SC School for the Deaf and the Blind Foundation was awarded $12,500 to fund sanitizing equipment for classrooms and vehicles.
• Spartanburg EMS was awarded $15,800 for equipment supporting patient needs at Spartanburg EMS.
• Spartanburg Lions Club was awarded $5,000 to help with the cost of glasses for approved patients.
• Spartanburg Medical Center Administration was awarded $150,000 for a new outdoor multipurpose space for patients and associates at Spartanburg Medical Center.
• Spartanburg Medical Center Emergency Center was awarded $54,906 for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners forensic nurse team.
• Spartanburg Medical Center Language Services was awarded $12,500 for equipment to support the Interpreter on Wheels program.
• Spartanburg Medical Center Medical Education was awarded $10,800 for materials for residents and chaplains to complete specialized training in child protection.
• Spartanburg Medical Center NICU was awarded $17,592 for a telehealth system in the NICU to support infant care.
• Spartanburg Medical Center Project SEARCH was awarded $6,000 for equipment for Project SEARCH participants.
• Spartanburg Medical Center Rehabilitation Services was awarded $3,706 for bariatric training equipment for staff.
• Spartanburg Medical Center Safe Kids was awarded $20,000 for a new Pediatric Therapeutic Recreation Room at Spartanburg Medical Center.
• Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Services Administration was awarded $40,000 to expand the senior services program in Spartanburg County.
• Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Center for Family Medicine was awarded $58,800 for equipment and training for the Family Medicine Residency Program.
• Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Security was awarded $12,500 to upgrade the specialized security training lab.
• Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Speech Language Pathology was awarded $42,100 for a portable swallow study system for patients.
• TOTAL Ministries was awarded $3,000 to assist with basic, life-sustaining medications for patients.