The Mary Black Foundation recently awarded new grants to 19 nonprofit organizations serving Spartanburg County, including a $15,000 grant to Sherman College of Chiropractic to support the Chiropractic Health Center, which provides chiropractic care for the local community. This is Sherman College’s first time receiving a grant from the Mary Black Foundation.
The foundation’s most recent grant cycle focused on the systemic challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically the basic needs of individuals and nonprofits, mental health, and the growing health and education lag.
“With support from the Mary Black Foundation, we can continue to promote a more healthy and vibrant community through chiropractic care,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Public Relations Ohmar T. Land, D.M. “During these challenging times and beyond, it is a top priority for Sherman College to build more strategic relationships throughout Spartanburg to share our resources and services. We are grateful for the support the Foundation has provided to our Health Center and for their confidence in us as we continue to care for our community.”
The Mary Black Foundation has committed to providing more than $3.1 million in grants for 2020. “We are proud to support the many nonprofit organizations working to improve the health, wellness, and success of Spartanburg County,” said Molly Talbot-Metz, President & CEO. “This year has been extremely challenging for the nonprofit sector and the many individuals and families they serve. In response, our board of trustees made the bold decision to increase our spending in 2020 to meet the many needs facing our community this year.” Other local organizations receiving grants included Angels Charge Ministries, Children’s Museum of the Upstate, EMERGE Family Therapy and Teaching Clinic, Habitat for Humanity Spartanburg, Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve, Reach Out and Read, the Salvation Army, SC School for the Deaf and Blind, Upstate Family Resource Center and more. See the details on the Mary Black Foundation blog.