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Mary Black Foundation: Long Term Needs

Mary Black Foundation

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Deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Health Care Access & Delivery Educational Access & Equity Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases Basic Human Needs

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Government Entity

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Spartanburg County, South Carolina

Location of residency: United States

About this funder:



Our Approach

The Mary Black Foundation’s three focus areas for grant funding include: Early Childhood Development, Healthy Eating | Active Living, and Community Health Fund. Mid-way through the April 2020 grant application cycle, we shifted funding focus to support core operating expenses and projects that were responding to the impact of COVID-19 on our community. 

Additionally, during the COVID-19 crisis, our staff has been talking with and listening to local nonprofit organizations to learn about the community’s needs during these unprecedented times. We have heard three common themes: Basic Needs, Mental Health, and Education & Health Lag. Additionally, we have heard organizations talk about their short-term needs and long-term needs. 

As a result, the Foundation has developed a Short-term Needs Application and a Long-term Needs Application.

The Long-term Needs Application will allow for organizations to apply for programs, projects, or systems-level work that address the themes of Basic Needs, Mental Health, and Education & Health Lag. 

An Alternative Application is also available for organizations that have recently submitted a similar grant application to another funder. This shortened application will allow organizations to upload an application that was completed within the last 6 months for another funder. This Alternative Application can still be used for either Short-term Needs or Long-term Needs, as described above.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • A core value of the Foundation is that we believe all people should have the opportunity to succeed. The Foundation supports and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at every level of the organization, including its grantmaking. The Foundation’s funds will not be used to carry out activities that are discriminatory or to support organizations engaged in discriminatory practices. This includes, but is not limited to, written or informal policies and procedures regarding staff and/or volunteer requirements, program content, or participant eligibility that are discriminatory.
  • In order to receive funding from the Mary Black Foundation, an organization must be:
    • A current 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, as classified by the IRS, or governmental agency.
    • Serving Spartanburg County, SC.