2019 Grant Focus Area – Access to Healthcare

Priority will be given to projects that increase access to health care for Upstate residents.


Spartanburg Regional Foundation offers grant funding to programs that are clearly health-related and fall within the service area(s) of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. While the Foundation is primarily a healthcare system foundation, funds are available to community organizations committed to the health and wellness needs of Upstate residents.

Grant Eligibility Requirements

Do you meet the following criteria to apply for funding?

    1. 1. Spartanburg Regional Foundation considers only those organizations that are recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit and/or tax-exempt entities. Funded organizations must not discriminate based on age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, religious belief or physical ability.
      2. Spartanburg Regional Foundation offers grant funding to projects/programs that are clearly health-related and within the service area(s) of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. Projects that increase access to healthcare will be given priority.
      4. The grant project must be completed within the 12 month period of July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.
      5. Hospital grant requests have no minimum amount; however, community requests should not exceed $20,000.

Grant Proposal Requirements and Deadlines

A Letter of Intent (LOI) is required to be invited to submit a full grant proposal. A pre-proposal consultation is also recommended. LOI and full applications (by invitation only) must be submitted via the on-line grant submission system by 5:00 p.m. on the dates provided. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Review Timeline

The review process takes approximately five months. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions on May 23 or May 24, 2019.

Grant Year

The Foundation grant year begins July 1, 2019 and ends June 30, 2020.

Geographic Focus

      • Spartanburg County, SC
      • Cherokee County, SC
      • Union County, SC


  • Spartanburg Regional Foundation does not generally provide funding for:
      • Endowments
      • Annual operating support  including operating expenses of existing programs
      • Organizations outside of the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System service area(s)
      • Grants to individuals
      • Loans
      • Grant Proposals without a Letter of Intent (LOI) and invitation to apply
      • Multi-year requests
      • Recurring requests for the same purpose as a grantee’s current grant
      • Fundraising events, celebrations, dinners
      • Retroactive expenses/activities
      • Vehicles, including SUV’s
      • K-12 public or private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private
        college or university. Separate 501(c)3 organizations established to support a school
        should contact the Foundation prior to submission to determine project eligibility.

Please contact Stacey Burton, Grants Administrator, at 864-560-6827 for guidance in determining the eligibility of your organization and/or project.

Grant Process

Application to the Spartanburg Regional Foundation is a two-stage process:

      1. Letter-of-Intent- January 28 – February 22, 2019
      2. Followed by full application-March 1 – March 22, 2019 (by invitation-only based on approval of your LOI). Submitting a full application does not guarantee funding.

Tutorial:  Online System

The Foundation accepts Letters of Intent on an annual basis. LOI’s will be accepted from January 28 – February 22, 2019 via online grant submission system.

Apply Online:  Letter of Intent

Clicking the link below will direct you to the Spartanburg Regional Foundation’s Letter of Intent log-in page to start a new LOI. Here you will need to create a new account. If you are creating a new account, it is imperative that you use a functional, monitored e-mail account as the user-id. This email address will be our means of communications throughout the process.

Applicants will be notified of receipt of the LOI via email. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please contact Stacey Burton at sdulin@srhs.com.

Apply Online:  Full Application

If you are invited to submit a full proposal, you will receive an e-mail with instructions after your LOI has been reviewed and approved. The full proposal is also submitted through the online grant submission system and can be accessed by logging in below.

For your convenience, data from your LOI will transfer automatically to the full proposal. However, fields may be updated or edited as appropriate.

Please review the entire application packet before you submit your application. If you need further assistance, contact Stacey Burton, Grants Administrator at 864-560-6827 or e-mail sdulin@srhs.com

Applicants will be notified of receipt of the application via email. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please contact Stacey Burton at sdulin@srhs.com.

Grant Recipients Selected

      • Applications will be reviewed by the Spartanburg Regional Foundation Grants and Allocations Committee which will make recommendations to the Foundation Board of Trustees based on the funds available and the alignment of the proposal with hospital and community goals. . The Foundation Board of Trustees makes the final funding decisions on May 22, 2019.
      • Site visits may be conducted during our review process March 27 – April 19, 2019.
      • The Spartanburg Regional Foundation grant process takes approximately 5 months. You will receive e-mail notification of award decisions on May 23 or May 24, 2019.


All grantees will be required to submit 6-month and 12-month evaluations through the online grant submission software. Failure to submit reports may jeopardize chances of receiving future grant awards.

Grant money must be used by June 30, 2020 or returned no later than July 31, 2020.