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Regional Foundation

2014 Grant Recipients

AccessHealth Spartanburg  $39,860
Diabetic testing supplies, medications and transportation to physician appointments for low-income adults

Behavioral Health Task Force  $17,600
Reinstitutes and supports a mental health advocacy/education organization within our community

BirthMatters  $3,000
Funding for manuals, parent resources, and materials as part of the Nurturing Parent Program 

City of Spartanburg Fire Department  $15,200
Assist with purchase of a new interactive safety house to educate students about fire prevention

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, NCCCP  $6,000
Redesign and enhancement of community outreach programs

Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, Oncology Support Services  $6,000
Promotes cancer symptom awareness and/or covers the cost of screenings

Greer Community Ministries  $10,010
Automatic doors with flat threshold for senior/handicapped access to main entrance

Greer Relief & Resources Agency  $5,000
Health Challenged Homelessness Prevention Program for disabled/elderly community members

Hope Remains Youth Ranch  $3,000
Equipment and supplies for a health and training room

Hub City Farmer’s Market  $8,500
Expanded Mobile Market services and new Prenatal to Pre-K Nutrition Education program

Julie Valentine Center   $9,701
Training for sexual assault/child abuse therapist based at Pelham Medical Center

St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic  $20,000
Funding for patient medications.

Second Chance Community At Hand  $6,759
Bedding supplies and shower replacement for the male youth shelter

Spartanburg Medical Center Emergency Center  $320,421
Expansion of the Behavioral Health/Women’s Emergency Room

Spartanburg Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit   $12,658
12 Rose Chairs to facilitate “Kangaroo Care” in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 

Spartanburg Medical Center Office of Community Health Policy & Strategy  $15,000
Clinical services in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties to address teen pregnancy

Spartanburg Medical Center Women’s & Children’s Services  $5,000
Purchase of “Stella…The Starfish” plush toys for pediatric patients

The Walker Foundation at the SC School for the Deaf and Blind  $4,313
Provides funding for two portable vital monitor diagnostic stations

TOTAL Ministries  $5,000
Assists with patient medications

Union County Schools  $5,211
Healthy Explorers program for kindergarten students and their families

Westgate Family Therapy Institute  $25,000
Play therapy toys and counseling for pregnant/ parenting adolescents and their children

Medical Group of the Carolinas  $20,000
Hospitalist Fellow Clinician work in research and certification

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Joe R. Utley Heart Resource Center “The Joe”  $75,285
Support heart-related, community-based education and outreach services

Sports Medicine  $4,450
Purchase of Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing software (ImPact)

2013 Grant Recipients

BirthMatters $7,785

Reduce postpartum depression and anxiety in low-income young women


Christmas in Action $7,800

Building materials for home ramps for elderly, disabled and disadvantaged homeowners


Divinity Care Facility $6,513

Shelter and medications for homeless male patients


First Tee of Spartanburg $3,290

First Tee national school program at Woodland Heights Elementary


Girl Scouts of SC-Mountains to Midlands, Inc. $9,500

New initiative for girls who are not currently Girl Scouts


Greer Community Ministries $10,000 (last installment of a $30,000 commitment)

Bus to provide safe transportation for seniors


Greer Relief & Resource Agency $2,500

Prescription assistance program for individuals and families with emergency medical issues


The Haven $20,000

Bedding supplies for homeless families


Helping Hands Ministries of the Woodruff Area, Inc. $4,000

Pilot Healthy Choices program for preventing diabetes and stroke


Hope Center for Children $5,000

Integration of online resources and donor databases following the merger of Ellen Hines Smith Girls’ Home and Children’s Shelter of the Upstate


Meeting Street Academy $1,500

Health room equipment and health-related teaching materials


Middle Tyger Community Center $19,200 

Behavioral and mental health counseling services for low-income children and/or families


Mobile Meals Services of Spartanburg $2,000    

Purchase of 100 hot packs to keep meals hot while traveling to outlying communities


Monarch Elementary School $3,400

Pedometers to increase wellness and prevent obesity    


REACH Upstate, Inc. $3,800        

Expand pregnancy prevention program for at-risk teens


ReGenesis Healthcare Center $85,000

Wellness on Wheels health program targeting low income children


SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy $30,000 (last installment of a $60,000 commitment)

Safe health practices among sexually active teens


The Shepherd’s Center of Spartanburg $2,000

Provide program materials for improved brain function in seniors


Southside Unity in the Community $5,000

Playground equipment for St. Paul Community Park


SRHS AccessHealth $80,000

Connect low-income, uninsured adults to medical care


SRHS Environmental Services $6,396

Veri-Clean disinfection software for patient rooms 


SRHS Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute $7,000

Lung Cancer Early Detection Awareness and Screening Program


SRHS Joe R. Utley Heart Resource Center $71,770 (first installment of a $225,000 commitment)

Heart-related community-based education and outreach services


SRHS Medical Education $1,000 

Convert valuable educational slides to a digital format for SRHS healthcare professionals


SRHS NICU $28,245

SimNew B Baby infant simulator and accessories for nursing education


SRHS Nursing Family Partnership $66,682 (over 3 years)

Two registered nurses to serve first-time teen mothers


SRHS Oncology Support Services/Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute $5,000                          

Provide psychological services for low- income oncology patients


SRHS Palliative Care $30,000

Palliative Care Education Resource Center


SRHS Physician Group $20,000 (first installment of a $60,000 commitment)

Hospitalist fellow clinician for research and certification


SRHS Safe Kids $10,495

Safe Kids Safety Town on Wheels


SRHS Sports Medicine $4,450 (over 3 years)

Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT)


St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic $12,500

Provides patient basic, life-sustaining medications


Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry $6,500 

Food pantry to serve nutritionally disadvantaged residents in Polk County

2012 Grant Recipients

Ballet Spartanburg  $1,340
Training & Certification for Instructor Working with Parkinson’s Disease Movement Program

Children’s Advocacy Center of Spartanburg  $10,000
Forensic Assessment Program for Abused Children

Faith Home, Inc.  $2,000
Equipment & Supplies for Treatment Center

Girl Scouts of SC Mountains to Midlands  $3,000
Six Week Summer Exercise Program

Greenville Free Medical Clinic, Inc.  $2,000
Equipment and Supplies for Oral Health for Indigent Patients

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve, Inc.  $2,000
Paved Path for Garden Access for Visitors with Mobility Impairments

Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg  $12,723
Digital Imaging Program to Provide Dental Services to Increased Numbers of Uninsured Children

Miracle Hill Ministries $5,000
Construction of Wheelchair Ramp

Partners for Active Living $6,000
Additional B-Cycle Kiosk Stations for Community Bike Rentals

Project HOPE Foundation, Inc.  $12,479
Playground/Fence for Play Area for Children with Autism

Spartanburg Us TOO  $2,500
Funding for Prostate Cancer Support Group

SPIHN $5,000
Counseling Services for Homeless Families

St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic  $10,000
Clinic Nurse Practitioner Position Support

Upstate Fatherhood Coalition $3,000
Oral Health Supplies & Educational Materials to Low- Income Fathers Seeking Employment

Children’s Service Alliance/Regional Peds  $99,564
Kindergarten Toolkit and Early Childhood Screenings

Spartanburg Regional Physician Group  $20,000
(annually for 3 years = $60,000)
Support for Hospitalist Fellow Clinician Work in Research and Certification

SRHS AccessHealth  $4,780
Volunteer/Internship Coordinator Position Support

SRHS Cardiac Rehab  $13,120
Funding to Complete Renovation of Cardiac Rehab Center

SRHS Case Mgmt./Long Term Facilities  $31,000
Clinical Staff Training for Nursing Home Staff Members

SRHS Community Health/Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy  $30,000 (annually for 2 years)
Support for  Safe Health Practices Among Sexually Active Teens

SRHS Guest Services  $24,180
Physical Improvements to Neuro/ICU Waiting Room

SRHS Pediatric Rehab/Halter  $60,600
Increased Access to Horseback Riding Therapy for Children with Special Needs

SRHS 8 Tower  $12,700
Education Materials and Rehabilitation Equipment for Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

VAP – Imaging Services  $68,500
Funding to Purchase an Early Detection Mobile Ultrasound Unit for Community Outreach Programs

2011 Grant Recipients

Charles Lea Center: $1,000
To provide assistance in the “Empowering Independence” initiative toward the installation of a life skills training center

Children’s Advocacy Center: $6,000
To provide funding for in the child abuse therapy program

Church Builders Tabernacle: $12,483
To facilitate growth of the food pantry to serve the nutritionally disadvantaged

Greer Community Ministries: $10,000 over three years ($30,000)
To assist in purchase of a new bus that provides safer transportation for seniors

Habitat for Humanity: $5,750
To install new safety measures to make the construction experience and sites safer for their volunteers

Healthy Smiles: $5,476
To support adolescent health by reducing oral health and dental care disparities among adolescents in all Spartanburg County Schools

Helping Hands Ministry: $2,500
To assist with client prescriptions, free health screenings, supplies and program promotions

Middle Tyger Community Center:  $9,000
To support counseling services in providing specialized play therapy to individuals and families

P.A.C.E. Center: $5,000
To provide funds to purchase and implement a computer network system streamlining and improving efficiency and effectiveness in all areas of business and client practices

Spartanburg Methodist College: $10,000
To purchase equipment and supplies for Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology labs

Spartanburg Regional Employee Wellness Program, Village Hospital: $7,740
To increase employee and community awareness on healthy nutrition choices through the “Healthy Tray Project”

Spartanburg Regional Ida Thompson Child Development Program: $971
To purchase Pediatric First Aid and CPR training materials to implement in training of staff for certification or re-certification in key safety areas.

Spartanburg Regional NICU: $10,000
To purchase educational programs for staff, educational material for parents and breast pumps for mothers

Spartanburg Regional Nursing Administration: $100,000
To develop and equip a High Fidelity Simulation (HFS) Lab to strengthen employee education within the healthcare system and community

Spartanburg Regional Occupational Therapy: $36,260
To purchase the Bioness H200 Upper Extremity and L300 Lower Extremity Rehabilitation System, which will support and improve treatment of patients with neurological diagnoses resulting in limb weakness or paralysis

Spartanburg Regional Orthopaedics: $8,527
To purchase specialized orthopedic recliners that will allow patients to remain out of bed for longer periods of time

SRHS Safe Kids: $4,198
To purchase Child Passenger Safety Simulator Training Seats and safety seat check point signs

Spartanburg Regional Security: $32,150
To purchase a specialized Training Lab with realistic training simulator systems, which will train and prepare Regional Security staff in safety and security

Village Hospital: $11,849
To purchase the Advanced Life Support Simulation Mannequin that will help prepare Village Hospital staff for emergency situations

St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic: $12,500
To provide the costs of a comprehensive organizational assessment, electronic health records, consolidation and implementation of new legal requirements

The Carpenters Table Community Outreach Center: $6,000
To provide assistance to over 100 people for breast cancer, prostate and cholesterol health screenings

The Children’s Security Blanket: $1,000
To provide assistance with expenses not covered by insurance to families of children in the treatment of cancer

The Walker Foundation: $3,727
To purchase adjustable changing tables for The School for the Multi-handicapped students

Total Ministries: $2,500
To fund the MEDIC (Medicine for the Elderly, Disabled, Infirm and Children) program in purchasing basic and life-sustaining medications

Woodruff Free Medical Clinic: $10,000
To provide quality health care to lower Spartanburg County residents who need assistance with healthcare and medication