Marion County Healthcare Foundation awards $596,000 in grants for the second quarterly grant cycle

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Marion County Healthcare Foundation awards $596,000 in grants for the second quarterly grant cycle

Board Chair Dianne Herrington and Foundation Director Pete Mazzaroni present check to Marion County Long Term Recovery group. L-R Pastor Blue, Linda Phillips, Ogleretta White, Dianne Herrington, Pete Mazzaroni

The board of directors of the Marion County Healthcare Foundation approved just under $600,000 in new grant funding for Cycle 2 of the Community Impact annual grant cycle.  Community Impact grants are awarded by the foundation four times each calendar year.   Focus areas for the Community Impact Grants are projects that improve Healthcare, Education, and Economic Development.  “We are very excited that we had some excellent projects that are going to benefit the citizens of Marion County, some of them for years to come” said Grant Committee Chairperson Sylvia Holmes.

Organizations receiving grants this cycle were:

  • Marion County Long Term Recovery Group: Emergency Heating/Air, Roofs, Ramps and ADA accessible door construction- $50,000
  • Marion Rescue Squad to acquire 2 LUCAS devices- $41,000
  • Marion County Library Renovation and Expansion-$500,000
  • American Red Cross Biomedical Services- $15,000
  • City of Marion- Employee Health Awareness Centers- $19,000

The foundation also awarded the following scholarships and mini-grants:

  • Wildlife Action Camp Scholarships $4,995
  • Francis Marion Scholarship Fund- $8,000
  • Florence Darlington Tech Scholarship fund – $4,000
  • Marion Count Academy for Careers and Technology LPN Scholarship program-$4,000


The application deadline for Cycle 3 Community Impact Grants is August 13, 2021. Non-profit organizations that serve Marion County can apply by visiting

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