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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 27, 2022, annual meeting totaling $738,215 to 20 agencies and organizations helping local citizens who need basic and emergency needs such as food, medical assistance, shelter and early childhood education.  In addition, the Foundation has awarded $90,000 in discretionary grants YTD.

 

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 1,700 children during the 2022-2023 school year in Chester School District, Lancaster County School District and the Fort Mill School District.

Backpack Program 22/23: $301,466

Kershaw First Baptist Church – (150 students) – $29,250
FMSD Summer Lunch and Learn – (100 students) – $2,600
FMSD – (300 students) – $64,350
1st Steps Lancaster – (497 students) – $103,376
CCSD – (450 students) – $62,750
LCSD Junior Civitan’s – (210 students) – $49,140

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

Lancaster County Grants: $160,287

Greater New Hope – Soup Kitchen – $33,500
Mt. Calvary Outreach – Summer Camps – $25,000
Girls on the Run – Tri County Title One Expansion – LCSD – $12,000
Classroom Central – School Supplies – $10,000
KARE – Food Pantry – $35,000
Carolina Community Care – Hospice Care for Underinsured and Uninsured – $5,787
First Steps – Kitchen/Playground – $25,000
Horse N Around – COVID Recovery – $14,000

Chester County Grants: $121,842

Charlotte Symphony – Link Up Concerts – $20,000
Lord’s Lunchbox – Soup Kitchen –$14,000
York County Council on Aging – Minivan for Transportation of Seniors – $26,682
I58 – Rental House #2 – $28,800
Fort Lawn Community Center – Feeding Children and Seniors – $23,000
Carolina Community Care – Hospice Care for the Underinsured and Uninsured – $9,360

York County Grants: $154,620

The Haven – Programming and Supplies for Project Hope –$17,500
Habitat for Humanity – Home Repairs in Paradise – $25,000
Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen – Rent and Utilities – $9,220
Safe Passage – Rental Assistance – $17,500
Chrysalis – Salary Increase for Accreditation – $20,000
The Life House – Women’s Emergency Shelter at Pathways – $35,000
Carolina Community Care – Hospice for the Underinsured and Uninsured – $10,400
HOPE Inc. – Senior Box Distribution – $20,000

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 24, 2021, annual meeting totaling $616,300 to 27 agencies and organizations helping local citizens who need basic and emergency needs such as food, medical assistance, shelter and early childhood education. In addition, the Foundation has awarded $256,300 in discretionary grants YTD.

 

Adult Enrichment Center – Rock Hill Building Repair Project : $125,000 

United Way: $75,000

 

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

Lancaster County Grants: $127,000

Battered But Not Broken – $24,000 – Program Materials for Miriam’s House
Christian Services – $20,000 – Food Pantry
A Father’s Way – $15,000 – Increasing Fathers Access to Community Services
HOPE in Lancaster – $25,000 – Fresh and Healthy Initiative
Horse N Around – $10,000 – Increased Expenses from COVID
KARE of Kershaw – $25,000 – Hunger Relief 2022
NAMI – $8,000 – Mental Health Matters in LCSD

Chester County Grants: $170,000

Battered But Not Broken – $12,514 – Program Materials
Chester County Ministerial Association – $22,000 – Food Pantry
Good Samaritan Medical Clinic – $29,000 – Free Clinic for Uninsured
GRASP – $18,986 – Community Enrichment Program
Lewisville Dixie League – $15,000 – All Inclusive Playground
ROTB Diplomat Center – $30,000 – Renovation Project
Senior Services – $30,000 – Public Transportation Expenses
United Way – $12,500 – Success by Six

York County Grants: $119,300

Bethel Men’s Shelter – $12,000 – New Day Shelter
Children’s Attention Home – $12,000- Crossroads Program
Christians To Feed the Hungry – $15,000 – Purchase of Food and Basic Needs
Family Promise of York – $10,000 – Fresh Start Program for Married Couples
Historic Paradise Foundation – $10,000 – Paradise Tutoring Program
Pilgrim’s Inn – $10,000 – Dorothy Bing Shelter-Renovation
A Place for Hope – $14,300 – Wash House Project
Rideability – $12,000 – Move to New Facility
Tender Hearts – $10,000 – Fire Suppression System for New Men’s Shelter
York County Free Clinic – $14,000 – “Help Thy Neighbor” Project

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 5th grade (220 students)
Brooklyn Springs Elementary – 4k through 5th grade (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 Nov. 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 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.