Mary Black Foundation Awards $1 Million Grant For Early Childhood Development Center

A major commitment to the Northside Community.

As part of the continued efforts of the Northside Initiative, the Mary Black Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant for the construction of an early childhood development center within the Northside.  Community leaders, residents, and organizations all agree that education, especially early education is going to be critical to the success of the revitalization of the Northside as a community.  The grant comes along with other commitments from area organizations, including the anonymous donation of an additional $500,000 towards the project.  

The Mary Black Foundation’s chairwoman Ruth Cate announced the award and characterized the need for a child development center as “critical to the success of the transformational plan”.  There are still organizational details to be flushed out regarding the center, but this donation demonstrates the community’s commitment to the Northside and the Northside Initiative.  

Read more about the Mary Black Foundation’s grant at the Spartanburg Hearal-Journal here.