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Upstate Giving: Foundation awards $1M in grants

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The Mary Black Foundation has awarded $1,126,600 in grants to 10 nonprofit organizations serving Spartanburg County.

"The Foundation is excited to support these organizations as they work to make Spartanburg a healthier and more vibrant community,” said Molly Talbot-Metz, vice president of programs for the Mary Black Foundation, in a news release.

The next opportunity to submit grant applications to the Mary Black Foundation will be in August 2017. 

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Upstate was awarded $40,000 for general operating support to sustain the Chesnee Elementary After School Club.

Chapman Cultural Center was awarded $157,000 over three years to develop and implement a professional development program for early childhood providers to integrate creativity and the arts in their classrooms.

Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg was awarded $7,500 to replace street lighting in the Una Habitat Neighborhood.

Middle Tyger Community Center was awarded $675,000 over three years to support general operating support for its work in the areas of teen pregnancy prevention and early childhood development.

Northside Development Corp. was awarded $25,000 to support a 14-week pilot program, The Northside START ME: Business Accelerator, which supports small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Project Hope Foundation was awarded $40,000 to help renovate a 12,000+ square foot facility in downtown Spartanburg into a therapeutic clinic for children with autism.

Spartanburg County School District Six was awarded $35,500 to purchase 45 hydroponic towers and a FarmBot to be used at the District Six greenhouse.

St. Luke's Free Medical Clinic was awarded $40,000 for general operating support to provide healthcare to the uninsured.

United Way of the Piedmont was awarded $15,000 to provide training for the Compassionate Schools project.

Upstate Family Resource Center was awarded $91,000 over two years to form a partnership with PASOs, a statewide nonprofit organization, to enhance services for Latino children throughout Spartanburg County.  

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