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Spartanburg Regional Foundation awards annual grants

The Spartanburg Regional Foundation grants program infused more than $600,000 this year into Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and local non-profit organizations committed to promoting health and wellness. Grants for community organizations are focused on meeting the ongoing challenges brought on by COVID-19, while health system grants will support a wide range of innovative programs to promote access to care for those in need.

“The Foundation is proud to support a deserving group of 2020 recipients, and we are grateful to the donors who make these grants possible,” said Kristy Caradori, executive director of the Foundation. “This is a difficult time for many in our community, and our Grants and Allocations Committee and Board of Trustees were committed to bolstering partner organizations that continue to serve vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also excited about health system initiatives that will address critical areas, from mental health and opioid abuse prevention to much-needed access to oral health care, and more.”

The following nonprofit organizations are each receiving a grant of $13,445 to support essential safety net services for Upstate residents in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Cherokee County Meals on Wheels
  • Free Medical Clinic of Cherokee County
  • Greer Relief and Resources Agency
  • Hope Center for Children
  • Middle Tyger Community Center
  • Mobile Meal Service of Spartanburg County, Inc.
  • SAFE Homes – Rape Crisis Coalition
  • St. Luke's Free Medical Clinic
  • TOTAL Ministries

The following Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System departments and programs are receiving grant support in 2020:

AccessHealth Spartanburg 


This grant will support dental care for clients.

Medical Group of the Carolinas – Orthopaedics – Skylyn


This grant will fund pill disposal to help reduce the dependency of opioid addiction.

Medical Group of the Carolinas – Psychiatry


This grant will increase access to behavioral health.

Spartanburg Medical Center – Organ, Tissue, Eye Donor Program


This grant will assist with data collection on organ donation.

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System – Administration


This grant will support access to oral health care for area residents.

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System – Trauma


This grant will fund bleeding control kits and educational materials. 

Union Medical Center


This grant will provide medications to patients residing in Union County.

Woodruff Manor


This grant will provide funds for an outdoor courtyard at the facility.

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