• 168 Skipper Street Fort Mill, SC 29715
  • (803) 548-2002 info@springsfnd.org

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 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 Board of Directors of The Springs Close Foundation along with the nine members of the Community Advisory Committee made grants at their November 25, 2015 annual meeting totaling $563,101 to thirty-five agencies and organizations helping local citizens who need basic and emergency needs such as food, medical assistance, shelter and early childhood education.

These grants primarily covered the service areas of Chester and Lancaster Counties and a portion of York County. The grants approved are as follows:

  • Chester Ministerial Association – 2016 Food Pantry Expenses $32,000
  • Good Samaritan Medical Clinic – 2016 Operations $27,220
  • Turning Point of Chester – Food Pantry 2016 & Phase One $18,677
  • GRASP – Crisis Relief 2016 in Great Falls $10,000
  • Second Baptist Church of Great Falls – Lord’s Lunchbox $15,980
  • United Way of Chester County – Success By Success $ 9,000
  • The Lancaster Fatherhood Project – Basic Needs Assistance $15,000
  • HOPE on the Hill – Utilities Expense for 2014 $ 8,000
  • Christians Services of Lancaster – Food Pantry Expenses $45,000
  • Kershaw Area Resource Exchange – “Hunger Relief 2016” $30,000
  • Lancaster County First Steps – “Countdown to Kindergarten” $24,300
  • Greater New Hope Soup Kitchen – Paving Parking Lot $16,000
  • First Baptist Church of Kershaw – Backpack Buddies Program $29,000
  • The Palmetto School at CAH – Early Childhood Intervention $16,000
  • First Steps of York County – Nurse Family Partnership $37,500
  • Covenant Presbyterian – Plentiful Harvest Kitchen 2016 $19,500
  • Pilgrim’s Inn – Dorothy Bing Inn Shelter & Needs Assistance $25,000
  • Children’s Attention Home – “Shelter Services” $45,054
  • Christians to Feed the Hungry – 2015 Operations $25,000
  • A Place for Hope – Community Wash House $19,670
  • United Way of Chester County – 2016 Operations $35,000
  • United Way of Lancaster County – 2016 Operations $20,000
  • United Way of York County – 2016 Operations $20,000
  • Discretionary Grants $75,200

In addition to these grants, 50 student loans have been made for the 2015 – 2016 school year for a total of $165,000 at 12 South Carolina colleges and universities.

  • The Children’s Council of Lancaster County $2,500
  • KARE – Youth Serve $3,000
  • Christian Services – Mobile Food Distribution $2,500
  • First Baptist Church – Backpack Buddies Program $5,000
  • Mt. Calvary Outreach Center $2,000
  • Fort Mill School District – Summer Lunch & Learn Program $6,000
  • Second Harvest Food Bank – 3 Mobile Pantries $9,000
  • 2nd Baptist Church of Great Falls – Lord’s Lunch Box $15,000
  • Chester County Emergency Management $1,000
  • First Steps of Chester County $1,000
  • Battered Not But Not Broken $1,000
  • Bethel Methodist Church – Salkiehatchie Ministry $2,000
  • Westside Baptist Church – Baptist Brotherhood $5,000
  • A Place for Hope – Wash House Expense $5,000
  • A Place for Hope – Wash House Expense $2,500
  • Palmetto Council BSA $1,200
  • Brown’s Corner Fundraiser $1,500
  • Brown’s Corner – JA Scholarships $2,500
  • Carolina Community Actions – Avery Lake $2,000
  • Catawba Mental Health Foundation – Reynolds House $2,500
  • Catawba Mental Health Foundation – Catawba Apartments $2,500
  • The Children’s Council of Lancaster County $2,500
  • KARE – Youth Serve $3,000
  • Christian Services – Mobile Food Distribution $2,500
  • First Baptist Church – Backpack Buddies Program $5,000
  • Mt. Calvary Outreach Center $2,000
  • Fort Mill School District – Summer Lunch & Learn Program $6,000
  • Second Harvest Food Bank – 3 Mobile Pantries $9,000
  • 2nd Baptist Church of Great Falls – Lord’s Lunch Box $15,000
  • Chester County Emergency Management $1,000
  • First Steps of Chester County $1,000
  • Battered Not But Not Broken $1,000
  • Bethel Methodist Church – Salkiehatchie Ministry $2,000
  • Westside Baptist Church – Baptist Brotherhood $5,000
  • A Place for Hope – Wash House Expense $5,000
  • A Place for Hope – Wash House Expense $2,500
  • Palmetto Council BSA $1,200
  • Brown’s Corner Fundraiser $1,500
  • Brown’s Corner – JA Scholarships $2,500
  • Carolina Community Actions – Avery Lake $2,000
  • Catawba Mental Health Foundation – Reynolds House $2,500
  • Catawba Mental Health Foundation – Catawba Apartments $2,500
  • Chester County Chamber – Thanksgiving Project $2,500
  • Chester County School District – SnackSack Program $2,500
  • Chester Freedom Ministries – Benevolence food & shelter $2,500
  • Children’s Attention Home – Under the Rainbow Luncheon $2,500
  • Christ Central Ministries of Chester $2,500
  • Covered in Red Ministries $1,800
  • Deliverance Word of Faith – Lifeline Project, 1 qtr. $2,500
  • Deliverance Word of Faith – Lifeline Project, 2 qtr. $2,500
  • Deliverance Word of Faith – Lifeline Project, 3 qtr. $2,500
  • Deliverance Word of Faith – Lifeline Project, 4 qtr. $2,500
  • Dominion Community Development – All 4 One Project $2,500
  • Family Connection – Breathe Easy Project $2,500
  • Florence Crittenton Services $2,500
  • Fort Lawn Community Center – Food and Snack $2,500
  • Fort Mill School District – Summer Lunch & Learn $2,500
  • Glenrock Baptist – Construction for Mission House $1,500
  • Good Folks Luncheon 2014 $2,500
  • GRASP – Referral Assistance $2,500
  • Hospitality House of Charlotte – Support Guests $2,500
  • Hospitality House of Charlotte – Support Guests $5,000
  • Housing Authority of Lancaster – Map to Success $2,500
  • Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas –Scholarships $10,000
  • Lancaster Bruins Booster Club –Christmas 2014 $2,500
  • Lancaster Dixie Baseball $2,500
  • Lynnwood Methodist Church – The Bridge Program $2,500
  • NAMI Piedmont Tri County $2,500
  • Good Samaritan – HVAC/Roof Replacement $2,500
  • Riverview Presbyterian Church Serving Meals Ministry $2,500
  • Salem United Methodist – Backpack Program $2,500
  • 2nd Baptist Church of Great Falls – Lord’s Lunch Box $2,500
  • Second Harvest Food Bank – CCSD $1,650
  • Second Harvest Food Bank – Map to Success $1,500
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church – Social Concerns Outreach $2,500
  • Tega Cay Lions Club – Pedia Vision Spot $4,000
  • The Community Café – Start-Up in Fort Mill $2,500
  • The Palmetto School – The Taste of the Town $1,000
  • The Palmetto School – Breakfast Fundraiser $2,500
  • United Community Dev. – Ministry of Kindness 1st qtr. $2,500
  • United Community Dev. – Ministry of Kindness 2nd qtr. $2,500
  • United Community Dev. – Ministry of Kindness 4th qtr. $2,500
  • United Way of York County – Warming Center $2,500
  • York County Adult Day Care – Fuel Costs $2,500
  • York County Disabilities Foundation – Food and Supplies $2,500
  • York County Free Clinic – Electronic Medical Records $2,500

April 2014

  • American Red Cross (Upper Palmetto Chapter) – Emergency Family Assistance in Chester, Lancaster and York Counties  $25,000
  • Camp Thunderbird – Scholarships for Environmental Education Camp for students in CCSD & LCSD $15,000
  • Florence Crittenton Services – Maternity Program $20,000
  • Second Harvest Food Bank – Backpack Program in the Fort Mill and Lancaster County School Districts (School Year 2014 – 2015)$81,924
  • Chester County School District – Snack Sack Program in the Chester County School District (School Year 2014 – 2015)  $32,550
  • Chester County School District – Summer Reading Camp$20,826
  • Chester County School District – “An Apple Each Brings Success our Way” Program at the Chester Park School of the Arts K-4 $14,999
  • Lancaster County First Steps – Weekend Backpacks for 200 4-K, Kindergarten, First Grade & Special Needs students at Clinton Elementary $33,225
  • Fort Lawn Community Center – Seniors Meal Program $20,500
  • Greater New Hope Christian Soup Kitchen – Food & Utilities $37,360
  • Steele Hill Community Partners – “Hi-Kee Summer Meals Program” $7,000
  • Catawba Care – One-time grant to assist with the transition of a Community Health Clinic in York County $30,000
  • The Haven Men’s Shelter – “Road to Success” Program $33,000
  • York County Free Clinic – Funding for 2 Nurse Practitioners $35,000
  • Fort Mill School District – “Lunch & Learn” Summer Program $33,460
  • A Place for HOPE – Youth Program Expenses: food, supplies activities, vehicle maintenance in the Blackmon Road Community$16,000
  • United Way/Success By Six of Chester County – Parenting Classes $4,5000
  • Fort Mill/Tega Cay Lions Clubs – PediaVision SPOT Initiative $5,000

November 2014

  • Chester Ministerial Association – Food Pantry Expenses  $15,000
  • Good Samaritan Medical Clinic – 2014 Operations  $23,970
  • Battered But Not Broken – Emergency Housing  $13,425
  • The Lancaster Fatherhood Project – Basic Needs Assistance  $15,000
  • HOPE on the Hill – Utilities Expense for 2014  $12,000
  • Christians Services of Lancaster – Food Pantry Expenses  $50,000
  • Kershaw Area Resource Exchange – “Hunger Relief K.A.R.E 2014”  $30,000
  • Lancaster County First Steps – “Countdown to Kindergarten”  $22,800
  • The Palmetto School at CAH – Early Childhood Intervention  $16,000
  • Palmetto Pregnancy Center – Facility Renovation  $10,000
  • ELP of York County – Reach Out & Read (ROAR)  $19,000
  • Dilworth Center – Electronic Medical Records  $15,000
  • Pilgrim’s Inn – Dorothy Bing Inn Shelter  $20,000
  • Children’s Attention Home – “Shelter Services”  $40,250
  • Christians to Feed the Hungry – 2015 Operations  $25,000
  • Hospice & Community Care – Uninsured Patients Program  $40,000
  • United Way of Chester County – 2015 Operations  $35,000
  • United Way of Lancaster County – 2015 Operations  $20,000
  • United Way of York County – 2015 Operations  $20,000
  • Discretionary Grants  $60,000
  • Community Advisory Discretionary Fund Grants  $45,000

Enter your keyword: