Spartanburg Regional Foundation doles out $646,000 in grants to local health organizations

Spartanburg Regional Foundation presented 30 Spartanburg County health groups with annual grants totaling $646,000 during a ceremony on Wednesday, June 7, at the Piedmont Club in Spartanburg. Photo courtesy of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

Spartanburg Regional Foundation announced it has awarded $646,000 in grants for health initiatives across Spartanburg County.

The annual grants were presented to 30 different entities during a ceremony on Wednesday, June 7, at the Piedmont Club in Spartanburg.

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

Grant recipients for 2017 include:

  • AccessHealth Spartanburg ($67,790)—funding for a new building and patient screening tools.
  • Angels Charge Ministry ($5,000)— for previously incarcerated women who need intensive behavioral and health counseling, medications, and dental care.
  • BirthMatters ($1,750)—funding for assistance with staff training for doula certification.
  • Carolina Farms and Hatchery ($1,500)—for equipment to support a food donation program.
  • Christmas In Action ($11,000)—to build or repair wheelchair ramps and provide home repairs for disadvantaged elderly or disabled homeowners in the county.
  • Faith, Hope and Love Christian Ministries ($4,000)—for assistance to increase the capacity of a halfway house for men.
  • Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute ($2,433)—funding for a pilot program for a young clinical investigators camp.
  • Greer Relief and Resources Agency ($8,000)—funding for Charity Tracker software program to help prevent homelessness for at-risk disabled and elderly in Greer, Taylors, Duncan, Lyman, and Wellford.
  • Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve ($10,000)—for materials to build a handicap accessible multi-sensory garden.
  • Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg ($10,000)—for equipment and supplies for the Pediatric Oral Health program.
  • Landrum Rescue Squad ($11,000)—funding to purchase an automated chest compression system.
  • Medical Group of the Carolinas-Senior Health ($5,000)—to support elderly patients with transportation, medical equipment, or prescriptions.
  • Middle Tyger Community Center ($20,000)—to renovate the driveway and entrance of the Senior Wellness Center to provide accessibility to visitors with disabilities.
  • Project HOPE Foundation ($15,000)—funding for the renovation of a new therapeutic clinic in Spartanburg for children with autism.
  • Road to Royalty ($750)—to purchase supplies and materials for a pilot program in Woodruff to promote self-awareness, sisterhood, and leadership among girls age 9-12.
  • Spartanburg Medical Center Administration (154,676)—for renovations of a new Employee Health location.
  • Spartanburg Medical Center Behavioral Health ($34,500)—for renovations, brain stimulation therapy equipment, and training for employees.
  • Spartanburg Medical Center-Emergency Center (8,403)—funding for five video/audio systems to support patient needs.
  • Spartanburg Medical Center-Nursing Administration ($51,250)—funding for course materials for professional nursing certifications.
  • Spartanburg Medical Center-Organ, Tissue, Eye Donor Program ($5,000)—to start an organ, tissue, and eye donation program fund.
  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Chaplaincy and Pastoral Education ($60,000)—for renovations and furnishings for a new chapel at Spartanburg Medical Center.
  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Corporate Education ($42,650)—funding to train 13 additional Crisis Prevention Institute instructors.
  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Sports Medicine Institute ($29,000)—for 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)—funding for training equipment to help improve staff skills.
  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Transportation Services ($26,000)—for 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)—funding to purchase equipment and software for an educational classroom.
  • Temple Education Ministries ($5,000)—to purchase freezer blankets that will assist in the transportation of food to at-risk individuals.
  • The Family Effect ($4,200)—for renovations to the Phoenix Center’s outpatient facility, which provides treatment for those who struggle with substance abuse.
  • The Salvation Army ($6,000)—for the purchase of parts to repair a freezer used to store food donations.
  • Union Medical Center Administration ($25,000)—to support a telemedicine cart and IT connectivity.


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