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MCHF Awards $367,440 for Adult Education

March 2016. -- The Marion County Healthcare Foundation announced it is awarding $367,440 to the Marion county School District for the Adult Education Program. The funding will allow the Adult education Program to be moved from its current position on Liberty Street to the Academy of Careers and Technology. “We are very pleased and appreciative of the generosity of the Marion County Healthcare Foundation,” said Dr. Dan Strickland, Superintendent of the Marion County School District. “This has been a project that has been talked about for many years and it is wonderful to see it come to fruition.” ... Read More

MCHF Announces Scholarship Program

March 2016 - The Marion County Healthcare Foundation announced Thursday the start of new scholarship award for local high school graduates. Executive Director Mary Dunbar said the foundation will provide eight scholarships to high school graduates residing in Marion County. The foundation will be funding two $2,000 scholarships for students attending Florence Darlington Technical College, two $2,000 scholarships for students attending Francis Marion University and four $1,000 scholarships to students enrolling in their second year of the LPN program at Marion County Academy of Careers and Technology. ... Read More

Legend of the Swamp Fox, funded by $3,500 from MHCF

February 2016 -- The Marion Chamber of Commerce continues its Book Project this year which is to give all Marion County third grade students a copy of Francis Marion and the Legend of the Swamp Fox. “This year the Chamber received a mini-grant in the amount of $3500 from the Marion County Healthcare Foundation to assist with the purchase of over 450 books.” Marion County Healthcare Foundation Director Mary Dunbar was on hand for last week’s presentation. ... Read More

Mullins Chamber names MCHF Business of the Year

February 2016 -- Business of the Year was awarded to the Marion County Healthcare Foundation. Industry of the Year was presented to Bill Jennings, operations executive at Sopakco Inc . “It was just amazing and we’re proud to be in Mullins,” he said. MCHF Director Mary Dunbar said she was proud of the award. “We’re just honored to be a part of the community and to be able to help in the areas of healthcare, education and economic development to make Marion County a better place to be,” she said. ... Read More

House of Blessing receives $7,718 for new heating system

January2016 -- The Marion County Healthcare Foundation provided $7,718 in funding to the House of Blessing Transitional Homeless Shelter recently. Funds will be used to replace the failing heating and air conditioning system. The check was presented to Pastor Grayland Graham by MCHF’s Executive Director Mary Dunbar and Rev. Charles Johnson, who serves as chairman of the foundation’s grant evaluation committee. ... Read More

Nichols Pavilion funded by MCHF

December 2015 – Town in officials in Nichols presented their Fourth Annual Christmas in the Park Sunday, treating the public to an evening of touring the Christmas light illuminated park, pictures with Santa, train rides and dazzling fireworks display. The highlight for the crowd was the unveiling of a new pavilion facility. ... Read More

FDTC opens Tech College in Mullins with $400,000 in funding from MCHF

July 2015 -- Florence-Darlington Technical College’s Mullins Technology Center will unveil a 3,000 square-foot renovation Aug. 5 at the college's Mullins campus at 109 South Main Street. A ribbon cutting ceremony will feature FDTC President Dr. Ben Dillard and members of the Marion County Healthcare Foundation which contributed $400,000 to fund the renovations. ... Read More

MCHF provides $275,000 to Agriporium

May 2015 -- Marion County Council members were presented a big check from the Marion County Healthcare Foundation Tuesday to help move forward with the planned Pee Dee Agriporium. “Its important to us to support projects that ultimately help support healthy living and health in Marion County,” Executive Director Mary Dunbar said. “We felt that providing farmers an opportunity to provide their fresh produce to restaurants and the grocers in the area.” The food hub is a great way great way for farmers to be successful and allows them a place to sell, she said of the connection. ... Read More

MCHF Awards $800,000 in Grant Funding

May 2015 -- The Board of Directors of the Marion County Healthcare Foundation awarded six Community Impact Grants and three Mini Grants totaling $800,000 during their April board meeting. A $275,000 check helping to fund the Pee Dee Agriporium Food Hub commercial kitchen facility will be presented to county officials at the May 12 County Council meeting. MCHF will add to the project that includes funds from the Department of Commerce ($600,000), the Department of Agriculture ($261,000) and Marion County ($300,000), a press release said. ... Read More

2013 Grant Cycle Requests Approved

The Marion County Healthcare Foundation gave over 710,000 in grants for 2013. A ceremony was held on May 13 at the Foundation office located at 230 South Main Street in Mullins, South Carolina. Foundation Director Harold E (Gene) Tucker presented the grant recipients their monies during the ceremony with several board members and county representatives present. ... Read More

Marion County Farmers Market to get new banners

The Marion County Healthcare Foundation awarded $4125 to The Historic Marion Revitalization Association, who will use the grant money to help pay for banners that will be displayed at the Marion County Farmers Market. ... Read More

Art Council of Marion County receives $1000 in grant money

The Grants Committee and the Board of the Marion County Healthcare Foundation approved a $1000 grant request from the Arts Council ... Read More

Marion County Collaborative Action receive funds for their HELP Project

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. ... Read More

The Marion County Library receives money to enhance Summer Reading Program

The Marion County Library was granted $1,500 to fund its summer reading program. The library will use the money to purchase books, craft supplies and treats for the children. ... Read More

Council On Aging gets much needed grant to repair senior van

Council On Aging gets much needed grant to repair senior van ... Read More

Marion County Healthcare Foundation awards Red Cross with disaster relief grant

Marion County Healthcare Foundation awards Red Cross with disaster relief grant to aid victims of Marion County ... Read More

Wildlife Action’s Internet Initiative

Wildlife Action receives aid for technological improvements for 2012 ... Read More

Habitat for Humanity Grant

The Marion County Healthcare Foundation was pleased to present Habitat for Humanity a 15,000 grant at a special ceremony held on April 26 at the Foundation building in Mullins, South Carolina. ... Read More

Foundation Joins in Celebration for Francis Marion Days

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

Blue Cross Foundation makes grant to Helping Hands Free Medical Clinic

Helping Hands Free Medical Clinic has received a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield South Carolina Foundation to help with the costs of adding a Physicians Assistant and the Diagnostic Testing of patients that the clinic serves. ... Read More

Toys for Tots

The Marion County Healthcare Foundation is an official drop off point for Toys for Tots. Help bring Christmas joy to a girl or a boy this holiday season by dropping off a new, unwrapped toy to the Marion County Healthcare Foundation Office between December 7 and 16. ... Read More