The Children’s Security Blanket Receives Grant from The Mary Black Foundation

Written on November 28, 2015
Nov. 28.2015


The Mary Black Foundation has awarded more than $400,000 in grants to 11 Spartanburg non-profit agencies.

The Children’s Security Blanket, an organization that assists families of children who have cancer, was awarded $15,000.

CommunityWorks received $40,000 for the Spartanburg Financial Network. It connects low-income families to products and services designed to help with financial stability.

New Day of Spartanburg received $25,000 for renovations to its new facility, which was purchased after a fire destroyed the Clubhouse on Asheville Highway.

Northside Development Group was awarded $25,000 to help low and moderate income homeowners in the Cleveland Heights neighborhood with emergency repairs.

Partners for Active Living received more than $160,000 to develop a connected trail network and promote walking and biking for all.

SAFE Homes Rape Crisis Coalition received more than $23,000 to increase its capacity to better care for victims.

St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic was awarded $30,000 to support its operating expenses.

The Salvation Army Community Center received more than $27,000 for improvements to its facility.

United Way of the Piedmont received $15,000 to support its financial stability initiative.

Upstate Forever was awarded more than $73,000 to work with municipalities interested in implementing policies that support active living.

Wofford College received $2,500 to support Nutrition Now, a program to provide healthy food for children enrolled in an after-school program.

The organization also announced Wednesday it would be reducing its number of grant cycles to two in 2016. Early Childhood Development and Healthy Eating/Active Living grants will be awarded in the spring and fall while the Community Health Fund grants will only be accepted in the fall.

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