Marion County Healthcare Foundation awards over $1.1 million in grants and scholarships

January 2019, (Marion County)- The Board of Directors of the Marion County Healthcare Foundation awarded just over $1,100,000 in grants to various organizations in 2018.  The grants issued range in size from $1,500 to $400,000 and went to organizations focused on improving issues of healthcare, education, and economic development in Marion County.  The foundation also provided $23,000 in scholarships to Marion County students attending several local colleges and universities as well as the Academy of Careers and Technology in Mullins.   

Pete Mazzaroni, Executive Director of the Marion County Healthcare Foundation said “We had just over $5,000,000 in funding requests this year which is our largest amount ever.  I think this tells us that there are a lot of organizations working hard to improve Marion County.  While we cannot fund all requests, those agencies funded presented projects and do work that we feel will best impact the quality of life for the citizens of Marion county, which directly aligns with our mission.” 

About the Marion County Healthcare Foundation: The Marion County Healthcare Foundation was created in 2010 from the proceeds of the sale of the Marion Regional Healthcare System to Carolinas Hospital System.  The mission of MCHF is to improve the quality of life in Marion County through inspired philanthropy, grants, and innovative community programs. For more information about the foundation visit their website at