More than $680,000 in Grants Awarded to Community
Spartanburg Regional Foundation Awards Annual Grants
The Spartanburg Regional Foundation awarded a total of $688,118 in grants to community organizations committed to the health and wellness of Upstate residents. The Foundation, part of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, named 26 recipients at an annual ceremony held June 17 at the Piedmont Club in Spartanburg.
“We are proud to support nonprofits and health system programs that make Spartanburg a healthier community,” said Kristy Caradori, executive director of the Spartanburg Regional Foundation. “We are grateful to our donors for providing us the opportunity to give back to our community.”
All grants are funded entirely by donations to the Foundation and will support programs at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and throughout the Upstate community.
Congratulations to our 2015 Spartanburg Regional Foundation grant recipients:
- AccessHealth Spartanburg:
This grant will provide funding for an outreach project that partners Middle Tyger Clinic, St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic, St. Matthews Episcopal Church and others as needed to help improve health and reduce emergency room visits.
This grant is to provide funding for female residents who need intensive behavioral counseling, health care and housing. The ministry helps local women rebuild their lives and not relapse into criminal behavior.
This supports evidenced-based teen pregnancy prevention education program to females between ages 12-18 in Spartanburg County. This initiative is a partnership with the Urban League of the Upstate.
- Center for Health and Healing
This grant will fund brainwave optimization equipment and a pilot brainwave optimization study with breast cancer survivors. The Center of Health and Health, connected with SRHS, focuses on whole-body healing, helping patients deal with stress and the psychological aspect of an illness.
This provides building materials for home repairs for disadvantaged elderly or disabled homeowners in the Chesnee community. Christmas in Action rehabilitates homes of low-income, elderly and disabled individuals.
- City of Inman Fire Department
This grant will assist with the purchase of an all-terrain vehicle stocked with medical equipment to help respond to medical emergencies in remote areas.
This fund supports homeless males, many of whom have been recently discharged from SRHS. This aid includes providing life-sustaining medications, upgrading a bathroom with handicapped accessibility, bedding supplies and a hot water heater
- Meeting Street Academy Spartanburg
The Meeting Street Academy aids and enriches students who come from under-resourced neighborhoods. The grant will provide health room equipment, supplies and health-related teaching materials.
- Mental Health America of Spartanburg County
This grant provides support for an educational program from I.C. Hope called “Don’t Duck Mental Health.” This program aims to break down the stigma of mental help and helps children and their parents feel comfortable with mental health issues.
- Medical Group of the Carolinas – Palliative Care
This support outfits a new clinic location in the Senior Health division of Palliative Care, which extends care to underserved seniors. The Palliative Care Program at SRHS focuses on providing patients with relief from the time of the diagnosis throughout their illness with the goal of improving the quality of life for the patient and their family.
- New Day Clubhouse of Spartanburg
This grant funds for art instructors, art supplies, musicians and educational field trips. New Day’s mission is to help individuals with special needs to live independently in the community.
- Spartanburg County Parks Department
This grant is to provide funding for Cleveland Park playground equipment used for 2-5 year olds and 5-12 year olds.
- Spartanburg County School District Six
This grant will enhance the classroom at Spartanburg Medical Center with technology, curriculum and staff development for Project SEARCH, a school-to-work program for 18-21 year olds.
- Spartanburg Medical Center – Administration
This grant will assist with the renovation required to expand the existing pre-procedure waiting room.
- Spartanburg Medical Center – Hospitality Services
This grant will provide funding for UV light devices to reduce harmful pathogens in surgical suites and patient rooms.
- Spartanburg Medical Center Planning Department
This grant will provide funding for a digitalization project in collaboration with the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Museum and Spartanburg County Public Library.
- Spartanburg Medical Center – Rehab Oncology
This grant funds the STAR program which improves rehabilitation access for cancer patients in all treatment phases, from pre-intervention through survivorship.
- Spartanburg Shares Medical Loan Closet
This grant provides funds for new technology and communication devices. Spartanburg Shares’ mission is to lend durable medical equipment, free of charge, to any resident in Spartanburg County.
- St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic
This grant will provide funds for patients’ basic, life-sustaining medications. St. Luke’s offers health care to uninsured Spartanburg County residents. The clinic has primary medical care, physician ordered-medications, pastoral support and patient education.
This grant will fund detox clients from Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee counties.
This grant will provide funds to complete the purchase of a new 15-passenger bus.
This grant funds 50 workbooks and journals for an HIV/AIDS motivational program held at the Limestone College Fullerton Auditorium in Gaffney, S.C.
- West View Elementary
This grant funds pedometers for children and staff/faculty to increase wellness and prevent obesity in children.
Prior Foundation Commitments:
- Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Joe R. Utley Heart Resource Center “The Joe”
Support heart-related community-based education and outreach services.
Support the purchase of Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) software.
Provide assistance for two additional registered nurses to serve the target population.
About the Spartanburg Regional Foundation
The Spartanburg Regional Foundation is a charitable organization whose primary mission is to benefit the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System through direct support and support of community programs and services that share Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s mission of providing quality health care to our community.
About Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) offers a full spectrum of services through three hospitals: Spartanburg Medical Center, Pelham Medical Center and Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care. SRHS provides unparalleled oncological care through the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. The multidisciplinary Medical Group of the Carolinas has more than 300 physicians across seven counties in two states. SRHS employs nearly 6,000 associates and offers outpatient surgery centers, a vibrant post-acute division, a Level I Trauma Center, and Advicare, a licensed Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). Advicare provides Medicaid services to residents throughout the state of South Carolina. U.S. News and World Report ranked Spartanburg Medical Center the No. 1 regional hospital in South Carolina. The Commission on Cancer gave Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute its Outstanding Achievement Award. The American Nurses Association lists SRHS among the nation’s top 7 percent of hospitals for excellence in nursing.