The objective of the Grant Program is to provide organizations an opportunity to receive funding from the Foundation in order to execute projects that fit within the Foundation's stated Mission Statement.

Statement of Need

There are organizations in our community that have the same beliefs as the Foundation, concerning critical education and health issues.  Many of these organizations have outstanding ideas and concepts on how to be a part of the solution, but are lacking the opportunity and funding to do so.


The Foundation Board of Directors has established a committee to develop and manage the Grant Program.  Organizations can apply for funding on a single or multi-year basis. Grants will be awarded annually with a $10,000 maximum limit. A policy and procedure guideline have been developed and made available to the public.


Funding will be set aside annually by September 1. Grant applications will be accepted each year between June 1st and September 1st. In 2015 $250,000 was awarded in grants to local Upstate non-profits.

Applications / Inquiries

Applications and inquiries should be directed to PJ Tessman at