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Recent Grants

RECENT GRANTS

The Board of Directors of The Springs Close Foundation along with the Chester County, Lancaster County and York County Community Boards approved grants at their April 21, 2021, annual meeting totaling $658,500 to 22 agencies and organizations helping local citizens who need basic and emergency needs such as food, medical assistance, shelter and early childhood education.

The Foundation supports the Weekend Backpack Program which provides a backpack full of nutritious, ready to eat or easy to prepare foods that is sent home on weekends and holidays when school meals are not available. The Weekend Feeding Program is designed to supplement meals for children, who depend on school breakfasts and lunches during the week. The Foundation will serve nearly 1,710 children during the 2021-2022 school year in Chester School District, Lancaster County School District and the Fort Mill School District. The grants approved are as follows:

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina - Backpack Programs: $299,727.50

  • Chester County School District– SnackSack Program (450 students) – $$75,250
  • Lancaster County School District–Backpacks Program (210 students) – $49,140
  • Fort Mill School District– Backpack Program (450 students) – $68,250
  • First Baptist Church of Kershaw– Backpack Buddies Program (175 students) – $34,125

Lancaster County First Steps – Weekend Backpack Feeding Program: $72,962.50

  • Clinton Elementary School– 4k through 5thgrade (220 students)
  • Brooklyn Springs Elementary– 4k through 5thgrade (205 students)

The following grants approved primarily covered the three-county service area of Chester, Lancaster, and York Counties:

Lancaster County Grants: $71,922.50

  • Lindsay Pettus Greenway – $25,000 – Main Street Underpass
  • Lancaster County Council on Aging- $9,422.50 – ServTracker Software
  • Classroom Central – $10,000 – School Supplies for LCSD
  • Greater New Hope – $20,000 – Soup Kitchen
  • Horse N Around – $7,500 – Indoor Arena

Chester County Grants: $80,000

  • Second Baptist Church of Great Falls$15,000 – The Lord’s Lunchbox expenses
  • Fort Lawn Community Center$18,000 -Senior Meals Program
  • The Turning Point – $30,000 – Food Pantry Transport and Storage
  • Battered But Not Broken – $17,000 – House of Ruth

York County Grants: $133,900

  • Pathways $12,500 – Salary for Salary Case Worker
  • Hope Inc. – $15,000- Operation Single Parent and Kids
  • The Haven Men’s Shelter $15,000 – The Road to Success
  • Early Learning Partnership $10,000 – Reach Out and Read
  • Habitat for Humanity $25,000 – Home Repair in Paradise
  • Chysalis Autism Center – $24,000 – New Learning Spaces
  • Magnolia Memory Care – $10,000 – Minds Matter Program
  • Historic Paradise Foundation – $15,000 – Greenway and Tutoring Programs

The Board of Directors of The Springs Close Foundation along with the Chester County, Lancaster County and York County Community Boards approved grants at their November 25, 2020 annual meeting totaling $659,625 to 42 agencies and organizations helping local citizens who need basic and emergency needs such as food, medical assistance, shelter and early childhood education.

Board of Directors Meeting: November 25, 2020 $176,435

  • Anne Springs Close Greenway – Greenway Assistance Program – $30,000
  • Winthrop University Foundation – Close Scholars Restricted Fund – $35,000
  • York Technology College – Capital Campaign – $12,500
  • International African-American Museum – Charleston, SC – $5,000
  • Foundations for the Carolinas – Legacy Hall Honorariums – $7,335
  • United Way of Chester – 2022 Campaign – $35,000
  • United Way of Lancaster County – 2022 Campaign –  $20,000
  • United Way of York County – 2022 Campaign – $20,000
  • National Center for Family Philanthropy – 2021 – $5,000
  • Southeastern Council of Foundations – 2021 – $3,850
  • Together SC – 2021 – $2,000
  • SC Grantmakers Network – 2021 – $750

Lancaster County Grants: $178,000

  • Battered Not Broken– Miriam’s House Kershaw – $21,000
  • Carolina Community Care Inc– Underinsured and charity care program – $6,000
  • Christian Services – Emergency Food Assistance Pantry – $38,000
  • Father’s Way- Access to Health & Community Services –$15,000
  • HOPE – Fresh & Healthy Food Initiative-Project Dairy – $28,000
  • KARE – Food Pantry Program – $35,000
  • Women’s Enrichment- New computers (technology) –$10,000
  • Lancaster County Council of Aging – Meals on Wheels 27 seniors – $25,000

Chester County Grants: $187,240

  • Brown’s Corner– Helping Students Succeed – $10,000
  • Carolina Community Care– Charity Care Program – $10,000
  • Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. – Expanding Music through Education – $10,000
  • Chester Ministerial Association – Food and Supplies – $16,325
  • Good Samaritan Medical Clinic – Free Clinic for Low Income – $30,100
  • GRASP – Crisis Relief Program- $18,815
  • I58 – Rental Housing Initiative – $32,000
  • Junior Achievement of the Carolinas – Economic Empowerment – $5,000
  • ROTB Diplomat Center – Roof and New Freezer – $12,500
  • Senior Services of Chester – Public Transportation Project- $30,000
  • United Way of Chester – Success by Six – $12,500

York County Grants: $117,950

  • Bethel Men’s Shelter– Security Costs – $24,000
  • Carolina Community Care – Underinsured and Charity Care Program – $15,000
  • Children’s Attention Home – Crossroads Program – $10,000
  • Christians to Feed the Hungry – Feed the Hungry – $15,000
  • Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen – Improvement and Building Occupancy – $7,500
  • Family Promise of York County – Interfaith Hospitality and Fresh Start – $7,500
  • Historic Paradise Foundation – Learning Center and Clothing Closet – $8,950
  • Keystone Substance Abuse – Young Adult Initiative – $10,000
  • Pilgrim’s Inn – Shelter and Emergency Assistance – $5,000
  • A Place for Hope – Wash House – $10,000
  • York County Free Clinic – Access to Free Healthcare – $5,000

The Board of Directors of The Springs Close Foundation along with the Chester County, Lancaster County and York County Community Boards made grants at their May 21, 2020 spring meeting and the third quarter community board meetings that were held in August totaling $512,315 to agencies and organizations helping local citizens who need basic and emergency needs such as food, medical assistance, shelter and early childhood education.

The Foundation supports the Weekend Backpack Program which provides a backpack full of nutritious, ready to eat or easy to prepare foods that is sent home on weekends and holidays when school meals are not available. The Weekend Feeding Program is designed to supplement meals for children, who depend on school breakfasts and lunches during the week. The Foundation will serve nearly 1,580 children during the 2020-2021 school year in Chester School District, Lancaster County School District and the Fort Mill School District. The grants approved are as follows:

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina - Backpack Programs: $187,020

  • Chester County School District – SnackSack Program (400 students) – $63,000
  • Lancaster County School District –Backpacks Program (210 students) – $49,140
  • Fort Mill School District – Backpack Program (190 students) – $40,755
  • First Baptist Church of Kershaw – Backpack Buddies Program (175 students) – $34,125

Lancaster County First Steps – Weekend Backpack Feeding Program: $58,578

  • Clinton Elementary School – 4k through 5thgrade (220 students)
  • Brooklyn Springs Elementary – 4k through 5thgrade (205 students)

The following grants approved primarily covered the three-county service area of Chester, Lancaster, and York Counties:

Lancaster County Grants: $71,957

  • Lynwood United Methodist Church– The Bridge Ministry – $5,000
  • Greater New Hope Christian Association– Soup Kitchen – $25,000
  • Second Harvest Food Bank – Christian Services, HOPE, LCCA – $15,000
  • Second Harvest Food Bank (In Honor of Doug Barfield)- KARE –$5,000
  • Classroom Central – Mobile Free Store for Teachers – $5,000
  • Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office – Purchase of Community Education Trailer – $16,957

Chester County Grants: $62,760

  • Second Baptist Church of Great Falls– The Lord’s Lunchbox expenses – $12,000
  • Fort Lawn Community Center– Senior Meals Program – $15,000
  • North Chester Fire Dept. – New Tanker – $8,000
  • Christ Central Ministries Center of Hope – Critical Needs – $5,000
  • York County Council on Aging – Treadmills – $7,760
  • YMCA Camp Thunderbird – For the 20/21 school year- $5,000
  • Good Samaritan Medical Center – PPE – $10,000

York County Grants: $132,000

  • Fort Mill School District– Summer Lunch & Learn Program – $20,000
  • Pathways – PCC Social Worker – $20,000
  • The Palmetto School – K-2 Technology & Care Closet – $5,000
  • Hope Helping Others – HOPE Summer Feeding Program – $5,000
  • The Haven Men’s Shelter – Resident Managers – $25,000
  • York County Community Foundation – COVID-19 – $25,000
  • Early Learning Partnership – Reach Out and Read – $7,000
  • Habitat for Humanity – Home Repair in Paradise – $10,000
  • York County Adult Day Care Services – Health and Wellness – $10,000
  • Foundation for Fort Mill Schools – Calculators – $5,000

The Board of Directors of The Springs Close Foundation along with the Chester County, Lancaster County and York County Community Boards approved grants at their November 27, 2019 annual meeting totaling $741,885 to over fifty-six agencies and organizations helping local citizens who need basic and emergency needs such as food, medical assistance, shelter and early childhood education.

Board of Directors Meeting: November 27, 2019

  • Anne Springs Close Greenway – Greenway Assistance Program  – $30,000
  • Winthrop University Foundation – Close Scholars Restricted Fund  – $35,000
  • York Technology College – Capital Campaign – $12,500
  • International African-American Museum – Charleston, SC – $5,000
  • Foundations for the Carolinas – Legacy Hall Honorariums – $7,335
  • United Way of Chester – 2021 Campaign – $35,000
  • United Way of Lancaster County – 2021 Campaign –  $20,000
  • United Way of York County – 2021 Campaign – $20,000
  • National Center for Family Philanthropy – 2020 – $5,000
  • Southeastern Council of Foundations – 2020 – $3,180
  • The Foundation Center – 2020 – $1,000
  • Together SC – 2020 – $2,000
  • SC Grantmakers Network – 2019 – $750

Lancaster County Grants: $170,500

  • American Red Cross – Disaster & Crisis Assistance – $5,000
  • South Carolina Aquarium – Rover Program in LCSD – $5000
  • Junior Achievement – JA Program LCSD – $5,000
  • NAMI Piedmont – “Mental Health Matters” – $9,500
  • Horse N Around TRC – Indoor Arena – $15,250
  • Lancaster Co. First Steps – Countdown to Kindergarten – $16,500
  • KARE – Food Pantry Program 2020 – $35,000
  • HOPE of Lancaster – Food Pantry Expansion & Renovations – $25,250
  • Lancaster Fatherhood Program – Medical, Dental & Eye Exams – $15,000

Chester County Grants: $159,550

  • American Red Cross – Disaster & Crisis Assistance – $5,000
  • South Carolina Aquarium – Rovers Program – $5,000
  • Junior Achievement – JA Program CCSD – $5,000
  • Girls on the Run – Chester County Program Support – $5,000
  • Chester County School District – Books for classroom libraries for middle & high schools – $6,500
  • Chester County School District – Lewisville Middle School Band (Replacing instruments) – $4,050
  • Success By 6 – Early Childhood Initiatives – $7,500
  • Senior Services – Public Transportation – $15,000
  • NAMI Piedmont – “Mental Health Matters” – $10,000
  • Battered But Not Broken – Community Connection Project – $5,000
  • Hospice & Community Care, Inc. – Indigent & Underinsured Assistance for Chester County – $7,000
  • GRASP – Direct Client Services – $9,500
  • GRASP – Thrift Shop Project – $7,500
  • Chester Ministerial Association – Food Pantry Program 2020 – $7,500
  • York County Council on Aging – Meals for seniors in Chester County – $15,000
  • Brown’s Corner – FAST Program – $15,000

York County Grants: $125,000

  • American Red Cross – Disaster & Crisis Assistance – $5000
  • NAMI Piedmont – “Mental Health Matters” – $4,000
  • Bethel United Methodist Church – Men’s Shelter (security) – $20,000
  • Affinity Health Center – Dental Expansion Program – $25,000
  • Christians to Feed the Hungry – 2020 Operational Expenses – $20,000
  • Family Promise of York County – Guests & Operational Expenses – $7,500
  • Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen – 2020 Operational Expenses – $6,000
  • The Manna House Pantry – Refrigeration Replacement – $7,500
  • Keystone Substance Abuse – Young Adult Program – $20,000
  • York County Adult Day Care – “Project Safe Arrivals” – $20,000

The Board of Directors of The Springs Close Foundation along with the Chester County, Lancaster County and York County Community Boards made grants at their April 24, 2019 spring meeting totaling $582,172 to thirty agencies and organizations helping local citizens who need basic and emergency needs such as food, medical assistance, shelter and early childhood education.

The Foundation supports the Weekend Backpack Program which provides a backpack full of nutritious, ready to eat or easy to prepare foods that is sent home on weekends and holidays when school meals are not available. The Weekend Feeding Program is designed to supplement meals for children, who depend on school breakfasts and lunches during the week. The Foundation will serve nearly 1,510 children during the 2019-2020 school year in Chester School District, Lancaster County School District and the Fort Mill School District. The grants approved are as follows:

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina - Backpack Programs: $178,930

  • Chester County School District – SnackSack Program (350 students) – $50,750
  • Lancaster County School District –Backpacks Program (210 students) – $49,140
  • Fort Mill School District – Backpack Program (190 students) – $40,755
  • Fort Mill School District – Lunch & Learn Program (160 students) – $4,160
  • First Baptist Church of Kershaw – Backpack Buddies Program (175 students) – $34,125

Lancaster County First Steps – Weekend Backpack Feeding Program: $88,400

  • Clinton Elementary School – 4k through 5thgrade (220 students)
  • Brooklyn Springs Elementary – 4k through 5thgrade (205 students)

Grants primarily covered the three-county service area of Chester, Lancaster and York Counties. These approved grants are as follows:

Multi- County Grants: $31,500

  • Hospice & Community Care – Charitable Care Program – $16,500
  • YMCA Camp Thunderbird – Scholarships for EEC CCSD & LCSD – $15,000

Lancaster County Grants: $66,000

  • Classroom Central – Mobile Free Supplies Unit in LCSD – $5,000
  • Lynwood United Methodist Church – The Bridge Ministry – $5,000
  • Lancaster County Partners for Youth – Promise Neighborhood – $20,000
  • Greater New Hope Christian Association – Soup Kitchen – $25,000
  • Lancaster County Community Center – Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead – $11,000

Chester County Grants: $129,842

  • Second Baptist Church of Great Falls – The Lord’s Lunchbox expenses – $13,500
  • Charlotte Symphony – 4thgraders “Linked Up” Project – $20,000
  • York County First Steps Regional – Nurse-Family Partnership – $11,200
  • Workability – Upfit for coffee shop on Gadsden Street – $35,000
  • Strides of Strength Therapeutic Riding – Equipment & Supplies – $25,000
  • Fort Lawn Community Center – Senior Meals Program – $12,700
  • Fort Lawn Community Center – Early Childhood Arts Program – $8,000
  • Fountain of Life Church of God – “Wednesday Wisdom” Program – $4,442

York County Grants: $87,500

  • Habitat for Humanity of York County –Home Repairs Paradise Community – $25,000
  • Fort Mill School District – Summer Lunch & Learn Program – $20,000
  • Early Learning Partnership of York County – Reach Out & Read Program – $9,500
  • York County Free Clinic – Medical, Radiology, Office Supplies – $7,500
  • Covenant Presbyterian Church – Plentiful Harvest Kitchen – $7,000
  • Renew Our Communities – Crisis Assistance – $15,000
  • York County First Steps – Nurse-Family Partnership – $3,500

The Board of Directors of The Springs Close Foundation along with the Chester County, Lancaster County and York County Community Boards approved grants at their November 21, 2018 annual meeting totaling $786,680 to over forty-one agencies and organizations helping local citizens who need basic and emergency needs such as food, medical assistance, shelter and early childhood education.

Board of Directors Meeting: November 21, 2018

  • Miracle Park – $75,000 x 2 years = $150,000
  • Pathways Community Center – $50,000 x 2 years = $100,000
  • York Technology College – Capital Campaign $12,500
  • International African-American Museum – Charleston, SC $5,000
  • United Way of Chester – 2020 Campaign $35,000
  • United Way of Lancaster County – 2020 Campaign $20,000
  • United Way of York County – 2020 Campaign $20,000
  • National Center for Family Philanthropy -2019 $5,000
  • Southeastern Council of Foundations – 2019 $3,180
  • The Foundation Center – 2019 $1,000
  • Together SC – 2019 $2,000
  • SC Grantmakers Network – 2019 $750
  • Discretionary Grants – Emergency & Critical Needs Grants August – December $35,000

Lancaster County Grants - $150,500

  • American Red Cross – Disaster & Crisis Assistance $5,000
  • South Carolina Aquarium – Rover Program in LCSD $5000
  • Junior Achievement – JA Program LCSD $5,000
  • Lancaster County Council on Aging – Home Delivered Meal to Seniors $12,500
  • Lancaster Co. First Steps – Countdown to Kindergarten $18,000
  • KARE – Food Pantry Program 2019 $32,500
  • HOPE of Lancaster – Senior Food Pantry $15,000
  • Lancaster Fatherhood Program – Medical, Dental & Eye Exams $15,000
  • Christian Services, Inc. – Food Pantry Program 2019 $42,500

Chester County Grants - $173,000

  • American Red Cross – Disaster & Crisis Assistance $5,000
  • South Carolina Aquarium – Rovers Program $5,000
  • Junior Achievement – JA Program CCSD $5,000
  • The Turning Point – Repairs for 2 Homes in Phase II $15,000
  • Chester County School District – Books for “Read-Feed-Succeed $5,000
  • United Way of Chester County – Early Childhood Initiatives $12,500
  • GRASP – Direct Client Services $16,500
  • GRASP – Thrift Shop Project $15,000
  • Chester Ministerial Association – Food Pantry Program 2019 $20,000
  • I58 Housing Initiative – Construction for 3rdHouse $23,000
  • Brown’s Corner – FAST Program $15,000
  • Good Samaritan Medical Clinic – Direct Client Services 2018 $36,000

York County Grants - $115,000

  • American Red Cross – Disaster & Crisis Assistance $5000
  • The Community Café – Food Truck $7,500
  • Palmetto School at CAH – Early Childhood $6,000
  • Christians to Feed the Hungry – 2019 Operational Expenses $20,000
  • Family Promise of York County – Guests & Operational Expenses $7,500
  • Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen – 2019 Operational Expenses $4,500
  • Pilgrims’ Inn – Dorothy Bing Inn $10,000
  • Keystone Substance Abuse – Young Adult Program $25,000
  • York County Adult Day Care – “Project Safe Arrivals” $20,000
  • A Place for Hope – Wash House Expenses $9,500

The Board of Directors of The Springs Close Foundation along with the Chester County, Lancaster County and York County Community Boards made grants at their April 25, 2018 spring meeting totaling $589,670 to thirty-one agencies and organizations helping local citizens who need basic and emergency needs such as food, medical assistance, shelter and early childhood education.

The Foundation supports the Weekend Backpack Program which provides a backpack full of nutritious, ready to eat or easy to prepare foods that is sent home on weekends and holidays when school meals are not available. The Weekend Feeding Program is designed to supplement meals for children, who depend on school breakfasts and lunches during the week. The Foundation will serve nearly 1,550 children during the 2018-2019 school year in Chester School District, Lancaster County School District and the Fort Mill School District. The grants approved are as follows:

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina - Backpack Programs: $165,540

  • Chester County School District – SnackSack Program (400 students) – $52,400
  • Lancaster County School District –Backpacks Program (210 students) – $45,360
  • Fort Mill School District – Backpack Program (200 students) – $35,640
  • Fort Mill School District – Lunch & Learn Program (160 students) – $,3840
  • First Baptist Church of Kershaw – Backpack Buddies Program (175 students) – $28,300

Lancaster County First Steps – Weekend Backpack Feeding Program: $78,720

  • Clinton Elementary School – 4k through 5thgrade (205 students)
  • Brooklyn Springs Elementary – 4k through 5thgrade (205 students)

These grants primarily covered the three-county service area of Chester, Lancaster and York Counties. These grants approved are as follows:

Multi- County Grants: $82,500

  • Hospice & Community Care – Charitable Care Program – $21,000
  • YMCA Camp Thunderbird – Scholarships for EEC CCSD & LCSD – $12,000

Lancaster County Grants: $105,500

  • Classroom Central – Mobile Free Supplies Unit in LCSD – $4,500
  • Lynwood United Methodist Church – The Bridge Ministry – $5,000
  • Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County – Critical Home Repair Project – $6,000
  • Greater New Hope Christian Association – Soup Kitchen – $25,000
  • Kershaw Community Council –Playground Equipment Replacement – $25,000
  • Lancaster Fire Department – Training and Burn Unit Facility – $10,000
  • Lindsey Pettus Greenway – Phase 1 in Lancaster – $25,000
  • Golden Care – Passenger Van – $5,000

Chester County Grants: $78,910

  • Chrysalis Autism Center – Upfit costs for new facility – $15,000
  • Second Baptist Church of Great Falls – The Lords Lunchbox expenses – $14,000
  • Saluda Counseling Services Center – Satellite Center at Purity Presbyterian – $6,000
  • Charlotte Symphony – 4thgraders “Linked Up” Project – $20,000
  • Fort Lawn Community Center – Senior Meals Program – $10,000
  • Fort Lawn Community Center – Early Childhood Arts Program – $10,000
  • Foundation of Life Church of God – “Wednesday Wisdom” Program – $3,910

York County Grants: $128,000

  • Habitat for Humanity of York County –Home Repairs Paradise Community – $17,500
  • Foundation for Fort Mill Schools – Summer Lunch & Learn Program – $20,000
  • All Play Together – Fort Mill’s All-Inclusive Playground – $12,500
  • Early Learning Partnership of York County – Reach Out & Read Program – $18,500
  • Chrysalis Autism Center – Equipment and Upfit for new Center – $12,000
  • York County Free Clinic – Medical, Radiology, Office Supplies – $12,500
  • Covenant Presbyterian Church – Plentiful Harvest Kitchen – $18,000
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of York County – Summer Camp in Fort Mill – $12,000
  • Safe Passage – Paving Outdoor Play Space – $5,000

The Board of Directors of The Springs Close Foundation along with the Chester County, Lancaster County and York County Community Boards made grants at their November 22, 2017 annual meeting totaling $508,579 to over thirty- four agencies and organizations helping local citizens who need basic and emergency needs such as food, medical assistance, shelter and early childhood education.

Board of Directors Meeting: November 22, 2017

  • York Technology College – Capital Campaign $12,500
  • International African-American Museum – Charleston, SC $5,000
  • United Way of Chester – 2019 Campaign $35,000
  • United Way of Lancaster County – 2019 Campaign $20,000
  • United Way of York County – 2019 Campaign $20,000
  • National Center for Family Philanthropy – 2018 $5,000
  • Southeastern Council of Foundations – 2018 $3,000
  • The Foundation Center – 2018 $1,000
  • Together SC – 2018 $500
  • SC Grantmakers Network – 2018 $750
  • Discretionary Grants – Emergency & Critical Needs Grants August – December $25,000

Lancaster County Grants

  • Junior Achievement – JA Program LCSD $5,000
  • Partners for Youth – Lancaster Promise Neighborhood Project $10,000
  • Lancaster Co. First Steps – Countdown to Kindergarten $18,000
  • KARE – Food Pantry Program 2018 $35,000
  • Lancaster Fatherhood Program – Medical, Dental & Eye Exams $15,000
  • Christian Services, Inc. – Food Pantry Program 2018 $45,000

Chester County Grants

  • Junior Achievement – JA Program CCSD $5,000
  • Chester County School District – One to One Literacy Project $10,200
  • Chester County School District – Books for “Read-Feed-Succeed $5,000
  • United Way of Chester County – Early Childhood Initiatives $7,500
  • GRASP – Direct Client Services $22,629
  • Chester Ministerial Association – Food Pantry Program 2018 $20,000
  • Brown’s Corner – FAST Program $15,000
  • Good Samaritan Medical Clinic – Direct Client Services 2018 $38,500

York County Grants

  • Children’s Attention Home – Homeless Teens Shelter Program $20,000
  • Palmetto School at CAH – Early Childhood $9,000
  • Christians to Feed the Hungry – 2018 Operational Expenses $15,000
  • Family Promise of York County – Guests & Operational Expenses $7,500
  • Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen – 2018 Operational Expenses $6,500
  • Pilgrims’ Inn – Dorothy Bing Inn $7,500
  • Keystone Substance Abuse – Young Adult Program $35,000
  • The Haven (Men’s Shelter) – Resident Manager $20,000
  • A Place for Hope – Wash House Expenses $7,500

The Board of Directors of The Springs Close Foundation along with the Chester County, Lancaster County and York County Community Boards made grants at their April 26, 2017 spring meeting totaling $580,310 to twenty-two agencies and organizations helping local citizens who need basic and emergency needs such as food, medical assistance, shelter and early childhood education.

The Foundation supports the Weekend Backpack Program which provides a backpack full of nutritious, ready to eat or easy to prepare foods that is sent home on weekends and holidays when school meals are not available. The Weekend Feeding Program is designed to supplement meals for children, who depend on school breakfasts and lunches during the week. The Foundation will serve nearly 1,600 children during the 2017-2018 school year in Chester School District, Lancaster County School District and the Fort Mill School District. The grants approved are as follows:

Board of Directors Meeting: April 26, 2017

These grants primarily covered the three-county service area of Chester, Lancaster and York Counties. These grants approved are as follows:

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina – Backpack Programs: $164,780

  • Chester County School District – SnackSack Program (400 students) – $50,000
  • Lancaster County School District –Backpacks Program (210 students) – $40,320
  • Fort Mill School District – Backpack Program (200 students) – $38,400
  • Fort Mill School District – Lunch & Learn Program (190 students) – $4,560
  • First Baptist Church of Kershaw – Backpack Buddies Program (175 students) – $31,500

Lancaster County First Steps – Weekend Backpack Feeding Program: $78,720

  • Clinton Elementary School – 4k through 5th grade (205 students)
  • Brooklyn Springs Elementary – 4k through 5th grade (205 students)

Multi- County Grants: $82,500

  • Hospice & Community Care – Charitable Care Program – $37,500
  • American Red Cross – Disaster Relief Fund – $25,000
  • YMCA Camp Thunderbird – Scholarships for EEC CCSD & LCSD – $10,000
  • Welvista – Patient Advocacy Programs in Chester & York Counties – $10,000

Chester County Grants: $65,310

  • Chester County School District – Lunch with Leaders Project at CHS – $4,000
  • Second Baptist Church of Great Falls – The Lords Lunchbox expenses – $7,500
  • Ember Church – i58 Housing Initiative – $17,000
  • Charlotte Symphony – 4th graders “Linked Up” Project – $20,000
  • Fort Lawn Community Center – Senior Meals Program – $16,810

Lancaster County Grants: $109,000

  • Classroom Central – Mobile Free Supplies Unit in LCSD – $2,500
  • Lynwood United Methodist Church – The Bridge Ministry – $2,500
  • Columbus Parker Track Club – uniforms & equipment – $4,000
  • Greater New Hope Christian Association – Soup Kitchen – $25,000
  • Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce – “Leader in Me” in the LCSD – $20,000
  • HOPE in Lancaster – Pantry Expansion & Renovations – $30,000
  • Lindsey Pettus Greenway – Phase 1 in Lancaster – $25,000

York County Grants: $80,000

  • Habitat for Humanity of York County –Home Repairs Paradise Community – $25,000
  • Foundation for Fort Mill Schools – Summer Lunch & Learn Program – $20,000
  • Florence Crittenton Services – Maternity Program – $10,000
  • Early Learning Partnership of York County – Reach Out & Read Program – $25,000

The Board of Directors of The Springs Close Foundation along with the Chester County, Lancaster County and York County Community Boards made grants at their November 23, 2016 annual meeting totaling $773,052 to forty-five agencies and organizations helping local citizens who need basic and emergency needs such as food, medical assistance, shelter and early childhood education.

Board of Directors Meeting: November 23, 2016

  • Children’s Attention Home – Shelter Program $45,000
  • Palmetto School at CAH – Early Childhood $18,000
  • The Salvation Army – Center of Hope $22,936
  • Junior Achievement – JA Program CCSD & LCSD $10,000
  • Saluda Counseling Center – Technology Upgrade $20,972
  • York Technology College – Capital Campaign $12,500
  • International African-American Museum – Charleston, SC $5,000
  • United Way of Chester – 2018 Campaign $35,000
  • United Way of Lancaster County – 2018 Campaign $20,000
  • United Way of York County – 2018 Campaign $20,000
  • SC Lion Charitable Services – Eye Surgery Program $5,000
  • Project Hope – Food Winter Drive Project $5,000
  • Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen – Food, Supplies & Equipment $6,000
  • York County Christians Job Corp – 7 Steps toward Self-Sufficiency Program $5,000

Chester County Grants

  • Mark’s Episcopal Church – Sunny Side Breakfast Project $2,500
  • South Carolina Aquarium – Rovers Program CCSD $5,000
  • Chester County Rescue Squad – New Pagers for Volunteers $5,000
  • Chester County School District – Continuing ED for Teachers $9,177
  • Chester County School District – Classroom Supplies Teachers $20,000
  • Chester County School District – Charlotte Symphony Trip $9,218
  • United Way of Chester County – Early Childhood Initiatives $7,000
  • GRASP – Direct Client Services $15,000
  • Chester Ministerial Association – Food Pantry Program 2017 $15,000
  • Turning Point of Chester – Food Pantry Program 2017 $17,500
  • Brown’s Corner – FAST Program $15,000
  • Good Samaritan Medical Clinic – Direct Client Services 2017 $29,105

Lancaster County Grants

  • Communities in Schools of Lancaster County – Food Recovery Project $11,000
  • United Way of Lancaster – 211 Referral Hotline & Software $9,346
  • Lancaster Co. Council on Aging – Senior Program $25,000
  • Lancaster Co. First Steps – Countdown to Kindergarten $25,800
  • KARE – Food Pantry Program 2017 $35,000
  • Lancaster Fatherhood Program – Medical, Dental & Eye Exams $15,000
  • Christian Services, Inc. – Food Pantry Program 2017 $45,000

York County Grants

  • Christians to Feed the Hungry – 2017 Operational Expenses $25,000
  • Adult Enrichment Center – Vehicle Replacement – Fort Mill $23,595
  • Family Promise of York County – Guests & Operational Expenses $15,000
  • Covenant Presbyterian Church – Plentiful Harvest Kitchen $10,000
  • Renew Our Community – Development Program $10,000
  • Catawba Mental Health – Mental Health Court $12,000
  • Pilgrims’ Inn – Dorothy Bing Inn $25,000
  • Keystone Substance Abuse – Young Adult Program $35,000
  • Chrysalis Autism Center – ABA Therapy: Equipment & toys $11,303
  • Renew Our Community – ROC Dental $25,000
  • Affinity Health Center – Interpreter Program $24,600
  • A Place for Hope – Wash House Expenses $10,000

Chester County Community Board Approved Grants: March 28, 2016

  • YMCA Camp Thunderbird– CCSD 70 Students EEC $5,000
  • Chester County School District– Books for Media Center $15,000
  • Chester County School District– Lunch with Leaders $3,075
  • Chester County School District– Save Our Children Project $8,968
  • Great Falls 2nd Baptist Church– Equipment Summer Reading Program $27,250
  • City of Chester– 2016 Summer Feeding Program: equipment and fuels $6,014
  • Fort Lawn Community Center– Senior Meal Program $17,200
  • Chester County Literacy Council– Equipment and Transportation $8,020
  • Chester County School District– 2016 Reading Camp Weekend Backpacks $3,600

Lancaster County Community Board Approved Grants: March 30,016

  • YMCA Camp Thunderbird– LCSD 140 Student EEC $10,000
  • Greater New Hope Christian Association– Soup Kitchen Expenses 2016-2017 $39,711
  • Lynnwood United Methodist Church The Bridge Ministry– Food Pantry Expenses $8,500
  • Women’s Enrichment Center– SEW Project: sewing machines, supplies, fabric and office software $16,600

York County Community Board Approved Grants: April 4, 2016

  • Habitat for Humanity of York County– Paradise Critical Home Repair Project (5 homes) $25,000
  • FMSD– “Lunch & Learn” Summer Program: buses, lunches and backpack for 170 students $23,080
  • Renew Our Community, Inc.- ROC Dental: up fit for 2 additional dental treatment rooms $14,000
  • Early Learning Partnership of York County– “Reach Out & Read” in the FMSD $24,000
  • The Haven Men’s Shelter– “Road to Success”: Resident Managers salaries $35,000

Board of Directors Meeting: April 19, 2016

  • American Red Cross– Disaster Aid Services/Home Fire Campaign $30,000
  • Hospice and Community Care– Charitable Fund $40,000
  • Florence Crittenton Services– Maternity Program $20,000
  • Second Harvest Food Back– Snacksack Program and Back Pack Program $125,160
  • Lancaster County First Steps– Weekend Feeding Backpack Program $86,700

Discretionary Grants: January 2016-present

  • Chester County School District– Chester Park School for Arts $1,200
  • Carolina Community Actions– CHI occupancy cost $2,500
  • Hospice & Community Care– Underinsured patients $2,500
  • Eden Community Development– Winter needs $2,000
  • The Haven Men’s Shelter– Super Bowl fundraiser $1,500
  • First Baptist Church of Chester– Benevolence & Mission Work $2,000
  • Purity Presbyterian Church– Food Pantry $2,000
  • Christ Central Ministries of Chester– Women’s Shelter $1,000
  • Educational Foundation USC L– Thelathia Bailey $1,500
  • The Community Café– Fort Mill Café $2,500
  • United Way York County– Warming Center $2,500
  • Columbus Parker Track Club– Scholarships $2,500
  • SCANPO– Dues $500
  • SC Grant Maker’s– Dues $750
  • Deliverance Word of Faith– Lifeline $2,500
  • Christian Services INC– Four Mobile Food Trucks $2,500
  • Housing Authority of Lancaster– Afterschool Snack Program $2,500
  • Covenant Presbyterian Church– Plentiful Harvest Kitchen $1,908
  • Battered But Not Broken– House of Magdalene $2,351
  • USC Educational Foundation– Collaboration $2,500
  • The Palmetto School– Taste of Fort Mill $500
  • Mid Carolina AHEC– CPR class Fort Lawn $1,000
  • Browns Corner– Dinner at the Lake Fundraiser $1,500
  • Chester County School District– Summer Reading Program $500
  • York County Free Clinic– Transportation and Medication $2,500
  • Lancaster County School District– Summer Reading Kick-off $2,500
  • Pilgrims Inn– Emergency Shelter $2,500
  • Affinity Health Center– Dazzle and Denim $2,500

The Springs Close Foundation has assets of close to $38 million. H.W. Close is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Michele Lineberger is the Executive Director. The main office is headquartered at 168 Skipper Street in Fort Mill, SC.  The telephone number is (803) 548-2002 and the FAX number is (803) 548-1797.

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