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The Springs Close Foundation, Inc.


Last profile update: 03/31/2016

At A Glance

The Springs Close Foundation, Inc.

(formerly Springs Foundation, Inc.)

951 Market St., Ste. 205

Fort Mill, SC United States 29708-6529

Telephone: (803) 548-2002


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment; Other
  • Family foundation






Incorporated in 1942 in DE - Founded by the late Elliot W. Springs and members of the Springs and Close families. Elliott White Springs was the 5th-ranking American flying ace of World War I, and a successful author, best known for his book "Warbirds: Diary of an Unknown Aviator," largely based upon a collection of letters written by his friend, John McGavock Grider, who was killed in action while serving with 85 Squadron.

Purpose and Activities

In response to high unemployment rates and growing economic distress, the foundation shifted its charitable efforts toward helping local citizens who need basic and emergency needs, such as shelter, food, and medical assistance.