grant winners of 2019

$605,000 for health and wellness

To help promote health and wellness across the Upstate, the Spartanburg Regional Foundation will provide $605,000 in health-related grants in 2020, which is $36,000 more than 2019. These grants are made possible by the financial support of donors to the Spartanburg Regional Foundation.

The Foundation evaluates funding opportunities for projects within Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s service area, including Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties. Funding for the 2020 grants program will prioritize projects and organizations that expand access to health care for Upstate residents.

“As the reach of our healthcare system grows, it’s important that we continue to find innovative ways to care for underserved populations and remote communities. Our annual grants program is an important vehicle for making this happen,” said Kristy Caradori, executive director of the Spartanburg Regional Foundation.

Applying for a grant is a two-step process:

  1. Those interested must submit a letter of intent through an online grant portal. Letters of intent will be accepted beginning Jan. 27 through 5 p.m. on Feb. 24.
  2. If the letter of intent is approved, an invitation will be sent to submit a full grant proposal by April 3 at 5 p.m.

“Each year, healthcare system departments and community nonprofits propose an exciting range of projects aimed at making a difference for community members in need,” Caradori said. “We look forward to seeing proposals for 2020.”

An optional training session will help prospective applicants navigate the online application system on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 5:30 p.m., in the Spartanburg Regional Heart Center Auditorium on the Spartanburg Medical Center campus. To register, please contact grants administrator Stacey Dulin Burton at 864-560-6827 or by Friday, Jan. 17.

Final funding decisions will be made by the Foundation’s board of trustees and announced on June 4 at a special breakfast reception. Please visit to review the 2020 grant guidelines.

 The Foundation generally does not fund endowment requests, operating expenses, ongoing salary expenses, multi-year requests, recurring requests or grants to individuals or loans.