Chamber foundation grant cycle deadline Jan. 15

Published 5:42 pm Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Carolina Foothills Chamber Foundation is now accepting grant applications.

The application and guidelines are available on the chamber website at, and in the office located at 2753 Lynn Rd, Suite A, Tryon.

Application deadline is Jan. 15, 2014 at 5 p.m. Grants will be awarded on April 1, 2014.

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The chamber foundation is a non-profit public charity with the purpose of carrying out the charitable and educational activities of the Chamber of Commerce.

It is a 501[c][3] organization that can accept charitable tax-deductible contributions from the general public.

The foundation makes grants to other non-profit organizations and charities in the community with the objective of serving the majority of residents and visitors, to help promote the fiscal viability of the area by supporting and attracting new businesses, thereby creating new employment opportunities and generally helping to improve the quality of life for area citizens.

Past recipients of grants include the City of Saluda’s courtyard brick pavers project, the City of Landrum’s Quilt Trail Blocks, St. Luke’s Hospital blanket warmer, Town of Columbus Fire Department plow for emergency removal of trees, snow, ice on roadways, Tryon Garden Club “Four Seasons of Creativity,” and Town of Tryon Fire Department for new carbon monoxide detectors.

– article submitted
by Janet Sciacca