Application Process

Our Grant Application Process



The Barbara Stone Foundation awards grant funding to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that serve individuals with disabilities in Greenville County.  We have recently changed our vision, mission, and grant making priorities.  Please review the FAQ section of our website and the information about the Foundation and our Focus under the “About” tab before submitting a Letter of Intent.  Please note, we typically do not award grants over $5,000 and the average amount of our grant awards is approximately $2,500.




COVID-19 Response / Funding


 In response to the human and economic challenges our local non-profits that serve individuals with disabilities are facing due to COVID-19, we are moving our next deadline for Letters of Intent from May 29th to Friday, April 10.  We will also review funding request received by April 10th as quickly as possible in order to disperse approved funding before the end of April.


Some things to consider in your request:


  • This is open to all non-profits that serve individuals with disabilities even if they have received funding from us within a year of April 10.
  • Our priority is supporting organizations’ ability to continue to deliver services in these challenging times.  For example, if your services require staff to meet with individuals at school, at home, or at your location; can these services be delivered virtually? 
  • Are there challenges presented by this crisis that your organization is uniquely poised to assist with.  For example, meals to go, online support groups, virtual life skills training, etc.
  • Our goal is to use the our limited financial resources as best we can to ensure that services and programs that benefit individuals with disabilities do not suffer too much during this crisis.  Our hope is that the creative staff in our community’s amazing network of providers will develop new and innovative ways to ensure our community is a place where individuals with disabilities flourish.
  • Funding decisions will be made based on your Letter of Intent and we will not require a full application.
  • You will hear back from us within in 5 – 7 days after April 10th.
  • Our average grant amount is $2,500 and our maximum is typically $5,000.  However, please let us know what you need.  If we are not able to fully fund your request we may be able to advocate for your needs with other funding sources.
  • If you have any questions or want to talk through your needs, please call Mike Teachey at 864-420-1366 or email him at



Grant Application Process:  Letter of Intent


 Applying for Funding:


The Barbara Stone Foundation will accept full proposals by invitation only. To be considered, applicants must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI).  After reviewing these and conducting additional research, we will invite select organizations to submit a full application.  Our hope is that this new process will save you valuable time and energy.


Upon receipt of your LOI, you will be contacted by Mike Teachey, Executive Director, to discuss the request for eligibility and next steps.


We accept Letters of Intent on a rolling basis; however, we officially review them quarterly.  In order for your Letter of Intent to be considered for review it must be received by the deadline for that quarter.  The deadlines for Letters of intent for 2020 are:




  • February 28, 2020
  • April 10, 2020  (Original date was May 29)
  • August 28, 2020
  • November 27, 2020


You will hear back from us within 15 – 30 days regarding an invitation to submit a full application. 


Letter of Intent Guidelines


Organizations who serve individuals with disabilities may submit an initial approach through a concise letter of intent (not to exceed two pages). Letters of intent must be received by the end of the deadline day and can be submitted to: Barbara Stone Foundation, Attn: Grants, P.O. Box 26567, Greenville, SC 29616, emailed to, or emailed to Mike Teachey at


Please feel free to contact Mike Teachey by e-mail at or 864-420-1366 with questions.


What to include:


  • A brief description of the organization and website address if applicable 
  • A synopsis of the program, project, or initiative to be proposed
  • A clear statement of program/grant objectives and how they will be evaluated
  • A statement of how the program benefits individuals with disabilities

  • An estimate of the size grant to be proposed or range of proposed funding 
  • A statement of how the program/project will be sustained following the grant period

  • Organization EIN number.
  • Contact name and information, including e-mail address, mailing address of the project manager for further communication








What not to include








Brochures, video tapes, CDs etc. should not be sent with the letter of intent. Any such attachments will not be considered at this stage of review.



People under 65 in Greenville County with a Disability: Census 2012 - 2016

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People under 65 in Greenville County with a Disability: Census 2012 - 2016

Every donation, large and small affects positive change.

Within our generation, people with disabilities were locked away from society with a belief that they had nothing useful to contribute.  Although much progress has been made in the past fifty years, individuals with disabilities still struggle to be seen, heard, valued, and included.

YOU can be the difference.  Together, we can achieve our vision of a community where all individuals with disabilities flourish.

Thank you for being a champion for individuals with disabilities!

The Barbara Stone Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.