Application Process

Changes to 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 are limiting the maximum amount of our grants to $5,000 for the remainder of 2018 and through 2019. The average amount of our grant awards during this time will be approximately $2,500.

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 2018 & 2019 are:


  • March 8, 2019
  • July 12, 2019
  • September 13, 2019
  • December 13, 2019


  • February 28, 2020
  • May 29, 2020
  • 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 us by e-mail at 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.