The Barbara Stone Foundation gives over $42,000 in grants to Upstate organizations that offer special programming for people with disabilities

June 23, 2021

The Barbara Stone Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on supporting visionary and creative programs and initiatives for individuals with disabilities, gave nine grants totaling $42,637 to Upstate non-profits in May 2021. Since 1991, the Barbara Stone Foundation has supported organizations in Greenville County that are committed to helping individuals with disabilities thrive through innovative programming. The following nine non-profit organizations operating in the Upstate were awarded grants:

  • Carolina Dance Collaborative, $10,000 – For the annual Adaptive Christmas Flash Mob & Special Education Dance Residency in Greenville County High Schools
  • Center for Developmental Services, $2,525 – For Custom Toy Furniture Restoration
  • Clarity/The Children’s Museum of the Upstate (collaboration), $3,000 –
  • For Family-Focused Nights
  • Meyer Center for Special Children, $2,500 – For Match Funding for Therapy Services
  • Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services, (PAALS) $1,000 – For Dog Training for Greenville Client
  • Project HOPE, $5,612 – For Employment Program Expansion
  • STRIDES Systematic Tutoring, $2,000 – For Supervised Systematic Tutoring Program
  • Upstate Carolina Adaptive Golf, $5,000 – For Program Expansion
  • YMCA of Greenville/RECESS, $11,000 – For Job Coaching Program

To learn more about Barbara Stone Foundation grants, visit The deadline to submit Fall grant applications is September 15, 2021. Details are online at


About The Barbara Stone Foundation

Since 1991, the Barbara Stone Foundation has provided funds to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. The mission of the Barbara Stone Foundation is to raise funds to enhance the quality of life for citizens of Greenville County with developmental disabilities, head and spinal cord injuries, and autism. To learn more, visit or find the organization on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.