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Barbara Stone Foundation Awards Organizations offering Special Programs For People with Disabilities

Greenville, S.C. (December 10, 2020) – The Barbara Stone Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on supporting visionary and creative programs and initiatives for individuals with disabilities, gave four grants totaling $25,500 to Upstate non-profits in November 2020. 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 four non-profit organizations operating in the Upstate were awarded Barbara Stone Foundation grants:

Greenville Area Parkinson Society SC School for the Deaf and Blind Foundation The YMCA of Greenville Applied Theatre Center

The YMCA of Greenville received a $12,500 grant for their popular RECESS (Recreation, Education, Community, Exercise, Social and Service) Program. RECESS offers participants opportunities to learn about nutrition, fitness, social responsibility, community outreach, and independent living skills. The Greenville Area Parkinson Society received a $5,000 grant to support their virtual services for homebound members to gain social, educational and physical support during the Pandemic.

The SC School of the Deaf and Blind Foundation received a $5,000 grant for their Freedom to Play project, which is repurposing an old tennis court on the school’s Spartanburg property to give students with mobility challenges a safe place to ride bicycles, run, walk and play. The Applied Theatre Center also received a grant in the amount of $3,000 to support the programming of the Virtual Expressive Arts Group where participants learn art, drama and music virtually. To learn more about Barbara Stone Foundation grants, visit


About 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. For more information, visit. To learn more, visit or find the organization on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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