SPARTANBURG — From building materials to repair homes of the elderly to an all-terrain medical vehicle for the Inman Fire Department, the Spartanburg Regional Foundation is committed to improving the health and wellness of our community.
In 2015, the Foundation funded health initiatives for 26 non-profits with grants totaling $688,118. Once again, with the help of the Spartanburg Regional Foundation’s donors, the Foundation announces the availability of $695,000 in grant funds that will be awarded to designees this spring. Of these funds, $139,000 is allocated for community non-profits that work to improve health and wellness.
Spartanburg Regional Foundation will fund projects within Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s service area, including Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties. The Foundation considers only those organizations that are recognized by the IRS as 501(c)3 charitable non-profit and/or tax-exempt entities.
Letters of intent will be accepted from February 1 to February 22. While the letter is non-binding, it is required for eligibility to proceed in the application process.
Optional training sessions will be offered to help potential 2016 applicants and organizations navigate through a new online application system.
A tutorial session for community applicants will take place on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 5:30 p.m., in the Hospice Drayton Community Room at 1530 Drayton Road, in Spartanburg. Please contact grants administrator Stacey Dulin at 864-560-6827 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register by Monday, Feb. 1.
If invited to submit a full grant proposal, the deadline to submit is March 25 at 5 p.m. Final funding decisions will be announced June 8 at a special reception. Please visit RegionalFoundation.com to review the 2016 grant guidelines.
The Foundation generally does not fund endowment requests, operating expenses, ongoing salary expenses, multi-year requests, recurring requests, and grants to individuals or loans.
About The Spartanburg Regional Foundation
The Spartanburg Regional Foundation is a charitable organization whose primary mission is to benefit the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System through direct support and also through support of community programs and services that share the Spartanburg Regional mission of providing quality healthcare to our community.
About Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) offers a full spectrum of services through four hospitals: Spartanburg Medical Center, Pelham Medical Center, Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care and Union Medical Center. SRHS also includes Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 113-bed long-term care, skilled nursing facility that offers nursing care and rehabilitation services. SRHS provides unparalleled oncological care through the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. The multidisciplinary Medical Group of the Carolinas has more than 300 physicians across seven counties in two states. SRHS employs nearly 6,000 associates and offers outpatient surgery centers, a vibrant post-acute division, a Level I Trauma Center, and Advicare, a licensed Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). Advicare provides Medicaid services to residents throughout the state of South Carolina. U.S. News and World Report ranked Spartanburg Medical Center the No. 1 regional hospital in South Carolina in 2014-15. The Commission on Cancer gave Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute its Outstanding Achievement Award.
This story was submitted by the Spartanburg Regional Health System.