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$601,000 in grants awarded for health initiatives
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$601,000 in grants awarded for health initiatives

By Staff Reports on June 9, 2022

The Spartanburg Regional Foundation grants program allocated more than $600,000 this year to promote health and wellness in the community. These grants promote partnerships and clinical innovation, provide assistance for community members in crisis, and fund important technology and facilities upgrades.  

“The Foundation is proud to support a deserving group of 2022 recipients, and we are grateful to the donors who make these grants possible,” said Kristy Caradori, executive director of the Foundation. “We were pleased to have numerous outstanding applicants from both the community and the health system. Our Grants and Allocations Committee and Board of Trustees have done a thorough job of reviewing proposals and selecting organizations and projects that will make a meaningful impact on the well-being of our community.” 

2022 Spartanburg Regional Foundation Grant recipients are:  

  • Academic Technology and Wellness Academy 


This grant will support the “Wellness Starts Here" program to promote wellness among children and their families in Cherokee County. 


  • AccessHealth Spartanburg  


This grant will support transportation services for patients in Cherokee and Union counties.  


  • Angels Charge Ministry 


This grant will provide counseling services as well as basic health and dental care for women in crisis.  


  • Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas 

This grant will help cover costs of travel, food and lodging for families who have a child undergoing treatment for cancer.  


  • Faith Home, Inc. 

This grant will provide support for community members in need of addiction recovery.   


  • FAVOR Upstate  
    This grant will support comprehensive, research-based service to combat Substance Abuse Disorder among residents of Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties. 

  • Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg 


This grant will support expanded dental care for children in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties.  


  • Helping Hands Ministries of Woodruff 


This grant will benefit food pantry clients by providing fruits, vegetables and other healthy food options.  


  • Hope Center for Children 


This grant will enable young people in Hope Center for Children’s Transitional Living Program to receive needed health screenings and other basic services. 


  • Louvenia D. Barksdale Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation 


This grant will be used to implement monthly support group meetings in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties.  


  • Middle Tyger Community Center 


This grant will provide mental health counseling services for adolescents.  


  • Pelham Medical Center – Education  

This grant will enable the purchase of supplies for the simulation lab for training clinical staff.   


  • Project HOPE Foundation 

Funding will provide shade for an outdoor area dedicated to teenagers and young adults with autism, helping to enhance meaningful access to outdoor activities as part of medically necessary services.  


  • Regional HealthPlus 

This grant will provide patient assistance for medications and transportation. 


  • SAFE Homes – Rape Crisis Coalition 
    This grant will assist clients with immediate needs such as prescription refills, transportation costs and rent and utility payments. 


  • SC School for the Deaf and the Blind Foundation 

This grant will support improved access to care for residential students with mobility issues by providing important medical equipment. 


  • Spartanburg Medical Center – Cath/EP Lab 

This grant will be used to purchase a patient monitor for the waiting room.  


  • Spartanburg Medical Center – Facilities 
    The grant will fund a major upgrade to the outdoor dining and patio area outside the cafeteria between the main building, south wing and the Spartanburg Regional Outpatient Center. 


  • Spartanburg Medical Center – Inpatient Wound Consult Team 
    This grant will support patients who cannot afford to purchase their ostomy supplies. 


  • Spartanburg Medical Center – Project SEARCH 
    This grant will fund educational supplies and learning programs for interns.  


  • Spartanburg Medical Center – Rehab Services 

This grant will fund equipment to assist with patient care – including exercise equipment for strength and endurance, assistance with standing and support for adaptive communication needs. 

  • Spartanburg Medical Center – Mary Black Campus – Center for Rehabilitative Medicine 
    This grant will purchase awnings and upgrade the walkway for handicap accessibility. 


  • Spartanburg Regional Hospice 
    This grant will fund the renovation of the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home chapel and patient room patio areas.  


  • Spartanburg Shares 
    This grant will renovate space to expand storage options and enable ease of access for customers while supporting efficiency among volunteer staff. 


  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System – Corporate Education 
    This grant will fund production of multiple videos to enhance Spartanburg Regional Connection Orientation. 


  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System – Corporate Integrity 
    This grant will provide three educational offerings for more than 500 clinical research professionals.   


  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System – Emergency Management 
    This grant will purchase airbeds ready to deploy in an emergency. 


  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System – Nursing Education 
    This grant will fund the purchase of wireless patient simulator and accessories for clinical training at Cherokee Medical Center, Union Medical Center and Spartanburg Medical Center - Mary Black Campus.  


  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Safety 
    This grant will fund the purchase of equipment that will assist with lifting patients, including two pallet jacks and one powered stretcher.  


  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Training & Optimization 
    This grant will fund the purchase of technology (hardware/software), storage and set-up to enhance an existing room in Tyner Training Center.   


  • St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic 
    This grant will support a collaborative program to give patients extra time and attention – including lifestyle coaching, a food pantry, primary care and mental health counseling – needed to manage their chronic conditions and live healthier lives. 

  • The Family Effect 
    This grant will help to ensure continued access to medically supervised, residential detox services for Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee county residents at the Phoenix Center.  


  • TOTAL Ministries 
    This grant will support prescription assistance to help families with medications and other supplies.  


  • Union Medical Center – Nursing Services 
    This grant will promote awareness about the opioid crisis in partnership with the Union County Behavioral Health Taskforce. 

Learn more about the Spartanburg Regional Foundation grants program by visiting  

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