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Mary Black Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-05-29

At A Glance

Mary Black Foundation, Inc.

349 E. Main St., Ste. 100

Spartanburg, SC United States 29302-1917

Telephone: (864) 573-9500


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Health conversion foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $80,494,805

Total giving: $2,559,473






Established in 1986 in SC; converted from the proceeds from the sale of Mary Black Memorial Hospital in 1996 - The foundation was organized in 1986 as fundraising arm of Mary Black Memorial Hospital. Upon the sale of the hospital in 1996, the foundation became an independent grantmaking foundation

Purpose and Activities

The foundation's mission is to improve the health and wellness of the people and communities of Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Funding priorities are Healthy Eating and Active Living and Early Childhood Development.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Early Childhood Development

Early childhood development is defined by the foundation as the process of growth that occurs prenatally through the first five years of life. The foundation believes that children in Spartanburg County, SC who are born healthy, grow up in stable families, have nurturing relationships with adults, and spend time in environments that provide stimulating experiences are more likely to succeed academically, socially, and economically.

Healthy Eating and Active Living

Active Living refers to a way of life that integrates physical activity into daily routines. In addition to recreational exercise, active living includes moderate forms of activity such as walking or bicycling for transportation, taking the stairs, or working in the yard. The foundation believes an increase in access to healthy foods and an increase in active living will improve the health and wellness of the people and communities of Spartanburg County, SC.

Fields of Interest

  • Diseases and conditions
  • Health
  • Public health
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $80,494,805 (market value)

Gifts received: $125,517

Expenditures: $4,652,637

Total giving: $2,559,473

Qualifying distributions: $4,831,620