Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Please review the frequently asked questions below.  If you need additional information please contact our Executive Director, Mike Teachey at

We are purposely vague about what we will fund and what we will not fund because we do not want to limit the vision of innovators.  The Barbara Stone Foundation is more than a grant making organization.  Our goal is to influence positive change through thoughtful and open minded investment, building connections between people and organizations, working with organizations to build their capacity, and encouraging collaboration.


What are the Foundation's funding priorities?

The Barbara Stone Foundation seeks to invest in innovative programs and initiatives that empower individuals with disabilities and enlighten our community.  We prioritize grant making that serves as a catalyst for program development.  Our focus is all individuals with disabilities as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act 2010 definition.  Special emphasis is given to programs and initiatives that are consistent with with the strategic priorities area identified by Greenville CAN which include, employment, civic / community engagement, transition, ADA / accessibility, and recreation / sports / arts equity.

Please feel free to contact our Executive Director, Mike Teachey at to schedule a conversation to discuss the nature of your request if you question its alignment with our priorities.

Do you give grants outside of Greenville County?

The Barbara Stone Foundation prioritizes request from Greenville County; however, we accept and request from the ten counties that comprise the upstate including: Greenville County, Oconee County, Pickens County, Anderson County, Abbeville County, Greenwood County, Laurens County, Union County, Spartanburg County, and Cherokee County.

CAN (Collaborative Action Network)  The Barbara Stone Foundation will accept request from any county in South Carolina for assistance in replication a CAN model similar to Greenville CAN.  Foundation support may include use of the brand, technical assistance, and the possibility of limited financial support.  Please contact Mike Teachey at for more information.

Do you sponsor events or dinners?

The Barbara Stone Foundation is open to sponsoring events, dinners, trainings, etc. if these activities are in furtherance of the Foundation’s priorities.  We handle these request on a case-by-case basis.

Do you make grants to individuals?

The Foundation is not able to make grants to individuals for any purpose.

Do you provide general operating support?

The Barbara Stone Foundation is open to funding program related cost, operational cost, and limited capital cost if they are in furtherance of the Foundation’s priorities.

Do you have deadlines for letters of intent?

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:


  • September 14, 2018
  • December 14, 2018


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

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

May I send application or LOIs by fax or email?

Letters of Intent may be submitted via mail or email:

Letters of Intent may be mailed to:  Barbara Stone Foundation, P.O. Box 26567, Greenville, SC 29616.

Letters of intent may be emailed to:  Please cc. Mike Teachey at


What is the average size and duration of your grants?

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.

Does your staff do site visits so we can present our project?

Our goal is to build a relationship with organizations who share our vision of a community where individuals with disabilities flourish.  Please contact our Executive Director, Mike Teachey at to schedule a call an / or site visit.  There are many ways we may be able to help your organization achieve its goals beyond providing funding.

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.