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Foundation awards $688,630 in grants

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The Mary Black Foundation has awarded $688,630 in grants to five nonprofit organizations serving Spartanburg County. The organizations will receive the funds for operating support in 2019, according to a news release.

  • BirthMatters was awarded $119,730 for its community-based doula program, a home visitation program that provides educational and emotional support to young expectant mothers.
  • Institute for Child Success received $142,500 for general operational support related to policy and research in support of Spartanburg’s young children and their families.
  • Spartanburg County First Steps was awarded $156,500 for services and supports offered through Quality Counts, a countywide continuous quality improvement program for private and public early care and education settings.
  • Hub City Farmer’s Market was awarded $87,650 for general operating expenses and a strategic planning process.
  • Partners for Active Living received $182,250 for general operational support and for a dirt and mountain bike park to be located on the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail.

“The Foundation has been partnering with these organizations for many years to improve the health and wellness of all people in Spartanburg County,” Molly Talbot-Metz, president and CEO for the Mary Black Foundation, said in the release. “Their missions are aligned with ours and we are pleased to provide support again for their operations in 2019.”

Since 1996, the Mary Black Foundation has paid nearly $54 million to improve the health and wellness of the people and communities of Spartanburg County, according to the release.

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