2017 Regional Foundation grant recipients

$646,000 in grants awarded for health initiatives

From improving areas in the hospital through renovations to providing an automated chest compression machine, and counseling to previously incarcerated women, the Spartanburg Regional Foundation is continuously working to improve the health of our community by providing grants.

This year, the Spartanburg Regional Foundation awarded $646,000 in grants to 30 different recipients during their annual grant awards ceremony that was held June 7 at the Piedmont Club in Spartanburg.

“We are proud to support nonprofits and healthcare system programs that make Spartanburg healthier,” said Kristy Caradori, executive director of the Spartanburg Regional Foundation. “We are grateful to our community for the opportunity to give back to improve health and wellness.”

2017 Spartanburg Regional Foundation grant recipients include:

  • AccessHealth Spartanburg - $67,790
    • This grant provides funding for a new AccessHealth building and patient screening tools.
  • Angels Charge Ministry - $5,000
    • This grant provides funding for previously incarcerated women who need intensive behavioral health counseling, medications and dental care.   
  • BirthMatters - $1,750
    • This grant provides assistance with staff training for doula certification.
  • Carolina Farms and Hatchery $1,500
    • This grant funds equipment to support a food donation program
  • Christmas In Action - $11,000
    • This grant provides funding to build or repair wheelchair ramps and provide home repairs to disadvantaged elderly or disabled homeowners in Spartanburg County.  
  • Faith, Hope and Love Christian Ministries - $4,000
    • This grant provides funding assistance to increase the capacity of a halfway house for men.
  • Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute - $2,433
  • This grant funds a pilot program for a young clinical investigators camp at Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. 
  • Greer Relief & Resources Agency - $8,000
    • This grant provides funds for a software program called Charity Tracker to help prevent homelessness for at-risk disabled and/or elderly members of Greer, Taylors, Duncan, Lyman and Wellford communities.
  • Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve - $10,000
    • This grant provides funds for materials to build a handicap accessible multi-sensory garden.
  • Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg, Inc. - $10,000
    • This grant provides funds to purchase equipment and supplies for the Pediatric Oral Health Program.
  • Landrum Rescue Squad - $11,000
    • This grant provides funds to purchase an Automated Chest Compression System for the Landrum area.  
  • Medical Group of the Carolinas—Senior Health - $5,000
    • This grant supports elderly patients with transportation, medical equipment or prescriptions.
  • Middle Tyger Community Center - $20,000
    • This grant provides funding assistance to renovate the driveway and entrance of the Senior Wellness Center so the facility will be accessible to visitors with disabilities. 
  • Project HOPE Foundation - $15,000
    • This grant provides funding for the renovation of a new therapeutic clinic in Spartanburg for children with autism.
  • Road to Royalty - $750
    • This grant provides funding to purchase supplies and materials for a pilot program in Woodruff to promote self-awareness, sisterhood and leadership among nine- to 12-year-old girls.  
  • Spartanburg Medical Center Administration - $154,676
    • This grant provides funding for renovations of a new Employee Health location.         
  • Spartanburg Medical Center Behavioral Health - $34,500
    • This grant provides funding for renovations, brain stimulation therapy equipment and training for employees.  
  • Spartanburg Medical Center – Emergency Center - $8,403
    • This grant funds five video/audio systems to support patient needs.      
  • Spartanburg Medical Center – Nursing Administration - $51,250
    • This grant pays for course materials for employees seeking professional nursing certifications.
  • Spartanburg Medical Center – Organ, Tissue, Eye Donor Program - $5,000
    • This grant will start an organ, tissue and eye donation program fund.
  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Chaplaincy and Pastoral Education - $60,000
    • This grant provides funding for renovations and furnishings for a new chapel at Spartanburg Medical Center.
  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Corporate Education - $42,650
    • This grant provides funding to train 13 additional Crisis Prevention Institute instructors.
  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Sports Medicine Institute - $29,000
    • This grant funds six Cardea Portable Electrocardiogram Units and supplies, which will be used during pre-sports participation exams for student athletes. 
  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Transportation Services - $5,098
    • This grant funds training equipment to help improve staff skills.
  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Transportation Services - $26,000
    • This grant funds a Stryker Power-LOAD™ system, which will reduce repetitive lifting injuries and allow paramedics to focus on the patient.
  • St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic - $16,000
    • This grant provides funds to purchase equipment and software for an educational classroom. 
  • Temple Education Ministries, Inc. - $5,000
    • This grant provides funds to purchase freezer blankets that will assist in the transportation of food to at-risk individuals. 
  • The Family Effect $4,200
    • This grant provides funding assistance for renovations to the Phoenix Center’s outpatient facility, which provides treatment for those who struggle with substance abuse.  
  • The Salvation Army - $6,000
    • This grant provides funds to purchase parts to repair a freezer used to store food donations.
  • Union Medical Center Administration - $25,000
    • This grant supports a telemedicine cart and IT connectivity.