About the Foundation

Located at 230 South Main Street in Mullins, South Carolina, the foundation was established in 2010 from the proceeds acquired when the Marion County Medical Center was sold to CHS/Community Health Systems, Inc.

The foundation uses its resources to improve the quality of life in Marion County via grants and scholarships to deserving individuals and organizations. A 13 member Board of Directors has authority and responsibility for the business affairs of the foundation. The day to day operations are overseen by an Executive Director.

All funds are used exclusively for charitable purposes to provide grants to organizations established as 501.C.3 non-profit, or governmental agencies. Financial institutions and investment firms are used for long-term performance to invest our assets. Our board sets investment policies and monitors performance with help from our investment committee and investment advisors. An independent accounting firm audits our accounts annually.


What We Do and Why



The Foundation shall improve the quality of life in Marion County through inspired philanthropy, grants and innovative community programs.


The Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes including, but not limited to, for such purposes of making distributions to organizations, which qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501. (c). (3) of the IRS revenue code.


To aid, support, promote health and wellness, and improve the quality of life in Marion County and surrounding communities.

Foundation Focus Areas

To achieve our mission the foundation will focus its investments in the area of direct access to healthcare, public education, and programs that enhance the development of Marion County's economy. All of these areas important social determinants of a community's overall health and the quality of life for its residents.
Committed to Caring for the Community