Grant Information


The foundation will accept applications for grants starting January 2019.


Mini-Grants, those less than $5,000 will be accepted at anytime and reviewed on a rolling basis as they come to the foundation.

Community Impact Grants

Community Impact Grants, those greater than $5,000, will be accepted and reviewed on a quarterly basis. Community Impact grant applications received and completed by the deadline of a cycle will be reviewed and responded to during that cycle. Grant applications received past a cycle deadline will be reviewed during the subsequent cycle. The Community Impact grant cycle for 2019 is:

  • Cycle 1-January-March. Cycle deadline February 15, 2019
  • Cycle 2-April-June. Cycle deadline May 17, 2019
  • Cycle 3-July-September. Cycle deadline August 16, 2019
  • Cycle 4- October-December. Cycle deadline November 15, 2019

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Marion County held an emergency meeting on October 04, 2018 at 10:00 am in the County Council Chamber to announce the awarding of a grant by the Marion County Healthcare Foundation to Marion County for $137,764.00. This emergency grant would provide the funding to the County to purchase equipment and establish a county mosquito control program.
The funding will allow the purchase of three units along with other equipment and chemicals. Mr. Harper, County Administrator stated, “If not for the Foundation, we probably would be unable to start spraying.
Among mounting calls from the citizens to the County about the nuisance of the mosquitoes was the proactive position the County had to take to reduce the risk of disease. The Marion County Healthcare Foundation shared the concern about the mosquitoes and the increase in the risk of health hazards. The MCHF Director, Pete Mazzaroni stated, “The Marion County Healthcare Foundation is pleased to be able to provide this grant to assist Marion County in addressing this very serious need. The mosquito outbreak due to remnants of Hurricane Florence presents a health hazard. This grant directly aligns with our mission of providing innovative grants that help improve the quality of life for the citizens of Marion County.”


The Marion County Healthcare Foundation provided $20,000 in funding to the Marion-Dillon Disabilities and Special Needs Board for their Job Readiness Training Program. Project IMPRESS- Initiating Meaningful Progress Regarding Employment Situations will be implemented under the leadership of Reverend Marvin Hemmingway, Director of the Marion County Youth Day Special Needs JRT.


The Marion County Healthcare Foundation is pleased to sponsor Francis Marion Days. The celebration begins Friday, February 24 and concludes Sunday, February 26.

Activities include reenactments, Fireside Chats, 10K and 5K runs, children's fun run, Chilli Cook Off and Opera House Musical. Other demonstrations and exhibits to enjoy are Colonial Surveying Techniques, Revolutionary War Wapons, Colonial Coffee Shop, Soap Making, Candle Making, Militia Drills, and Militia Arms demonstrations. The festivities wrap up with special 18th Century service at Marion Presbyterian Church on Sunday morning at 9:30 AM


Marion County Healthcare Foundation Awards Habitat for Humanity, Wildlife Action, Inc., Marion County Collaborative Action Network, The Arts Council of Marion County, American Red Cross, Marion County Council on Aging, Historic Marion Revitalization Association and Marion County Library Grant Requests

April 26, 2012, Mullins, S.C. – Representatives from the Marion County Healthcare Foundation announced today that the foundation’s Board of Directors has approved more than $40,000 in grants for Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Marion County Collaborative Action Network, The Arts Council of Marion County, American Red Cross, Marion County Council on Aging, Historic Marion Revitalization Association, Marion County Library, as well the Wildlife Action’s Internet initiative. The grant money will be given out during a presentation at the Marion County Healthcare Foundation at 1:00 PM on Thursday, April 26th in the Foundation boardroom.

Habitat for Humanity applied for $15,000 to purchase building materials for new construction of a house in Nichols, SC. The 1,250 square foot three bedroom two bath home will be the 33rd home built in Marion County by Habitat for Humanity. Marion County Habitat for Humanity is a locally-run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit Christian housing organization. It works in partnership with people in need to build or renovate affordable housing. The houses are sold to partnering families at no profit with no-interest cost. “The Directors and I are pleased to be a participant in improving the living conditions and home ownership to one more Marion County citizen,” said Bruce Siegal, chairman of the Marion County Healthcare Foundation board of directors.

Marion County Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors also approved the Wildlife Action’s Internet initiative grant request for approximately $5,000 to install cable Internet connection, computers and audiovisual equipment in the Resource Education Center in their national headquarters at Fort Retch, S.C. Wildlife Action is a private, non-profit grass roots organization that promotes public awareness about wildlife habitat, conservation, preservation and restoration of our natural resources. “These funds will give the county a phenomenal full access meeting center for corporate retreats, business meetings, seminars and civic gatherings which highlights Marion County’s natural resources and history,” said Gault “Bunny” Beeson, founder and national president of Wildlife Action, Inc.
Grant funds in the amount of $5,000 were also awarded to Marion County Collaborative Action, Network, CDC for its “Helping Elevate the Lives of People” (HELP) project. Its purpose is to create an environment with positive information and activities that will change people’s perceptions of themselves, their families and their community. The HELP project grant funds will provide the research, design, compilation, promotion and distribution of a one-stop resource manual. The funds awarded will be used in Phase I for a focus on locations, range and scope of services. “We are proud to be helping our community in such a big way so soon. We haven’t been around that long and we are already making a big impact,” said Gene Tucker, executive director, Marion County Healthcare Foundation.

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