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The Abney Foundation

The Abney Foundation

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  • The Abney Foundation Colleges and Universities

    Higher education is the primary focus of The Abney Foundation. We are proud to have Abney Foundation Scholarship endowments at fourteen colleges and universities across the state of South Carolina. Over $27,000,000 has been awarded to 12,865 Abney Scholars, including 568 students for the academic year 2013-14. The combined endowment balances exceed $38,475,000.

    The Abney Foundation makes grants to fund these endowments; however the schools administer the scholarship programs themselves. You may contact the financial aid department at the school you're interested in to see if you qualify.

    Below is a list of schools that have Abney Foundation Scholarship programs:

    Anderson University

    The Abney Foundation Scholarship Fund

    316 Boulevard

    Anderson, SC 29621

    864-231-2074 or 800-542-3594

    www.andersonuniversity.edu

    Lander University

    The Abney Scholarship Fund

    Campus Box 6001

    Greenwood, SC 29629

    864-388-8307 or 888-4LANDER

    www.lander.edu

    Benedict College

    The Abney Foundation Scholarship Fund

    1600 Harden Street

    Columbia, SC 29204

    803-253-5000

    www.benedict.edu

    Medical University of South Carolina

    Hollings Cancer Center

    The Abney Research Scholarship Fund

    171 Ashley Avenue

    Charleston, SC 29425-1010

    www.musc.edu

    The Citadel

    The Abney Foundation Scholarship Fund

    171 Moultrie Square

    Charleston, SC 29409

    843-953-5187

    www.citadel.edu

    Presbyterian College

    The Abney Foundation Scholarship Fund

    503 Broad Street

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    About Us

    The Abney Foundation, established in 1957 by Susie Mathews Abney, is a private foundation located in Anderson, SC.

    The mission of The Abney Foundation is to aid organizations that are operated exclusively for educational, religious, charitable, scientific, and literary purposes. The highest priority is placed on higher education.

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    FAQ’s

    How does an organization apply for a grant?

    • The grant application guidelines are available by clicking here.

    Our organization has applied for, but not yet received our 501(c)(3) exemption letter. Can we still apply?

    • No. The IRS determination letter must be included with the proposal.

    How many copies of proposals are needed?

    • Only one copy of the proposal is required.

    How often does the board meet to review proposals?

    • The Board of Trustees normally meets once a year, usually in December.

    What if the deadline of November 15th falls on a weekend?

    • If November 15th falls on a Saturday or Sunday, proposals are due in our office the preceding Friday by 4:00PM.

    Does our proposal have to be postmarked by November 15th or in your office by November 15th?

    • Proposals must be in our office by 4:00PM on November 15th. Please allow ample time for mailing.

    How will I know if you have received our letter of intent or grant proposal?

    • We will respond with an email or postcard within a month of receiving your correspondence.

    How do we know if our grant proposal has been approved or not?

    • If you have notified that your grant proposal is on the list for the Board of Trustees to review, you will receive a letter after the board has met and decisions are finalized. You can expect an answer by the third week in December.

    Can we make a presentation to the board?

    • If more information is needed about your organization’s request, we may call to arrange a visit....
  • About Us

    The Abney Foundation, established in 1957 by Susie Mathews Abney, is a private foundation located in Anderson, SC.

    The mission of The Abney Foundation is to aid organizations that are operated exclusively for educational, religious, charitable, scientific, and literary purposes. The highest priority is placed on higher education.

    The Abney Foundation is a private foundation, founded in 1957, with offices at 100 Vine Street in Anderson, South Carolina. The Foundation is governed by six trustees.

    The Abney Foundation was originally formed in 1957 by Mrs. Susie Mathews Abney, widow of Mr. John Pope Abney, the founder of Abney Mills in Greenwood, SC. At that time, five trustees, including Mrs. Abney, were appointed to govern the trust. The principal office was located in Greenwood, SC. At her death in 1969, Mrs. Abney left a sizeable bequest to The Abney Foundation.

    SUSIE MATHEWS ABNEY was the widow of John Pope Abney, the founder of Abney Mills. Mr. Abney died in 1942, and so Mrs. Abney survived her husband by more than 26 years. Although she preferred to remain in the background where business affairs were concerned, Mrs. Abney, following the death of her husband, nevertheless exercised a strong and benevolent influence over the subsequent development and expansion of Abney Mills from an organization of five textile mills to the large company of 15 plants it is today (at the time of printin...

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    The following article was taken from the March 1969 edition of QUILLS, a monthly newsletter Published by Abney Mills. This is one of our favorite articles and feels that it is a wonderful portrayal of our founder.

    SUSIE MATHEWS ABNEY was the widow of John Pope Abney, the founder of Abney Mills. Mr. Abney died in 1942, and so Mrs. Abney survived her husband by more than 26 years. Although she preferred to remain in the background where business affairs were concerned, Mrs. Abney, following the death of her husband, nevertheless exercised a strong and benevolent influence over the subsequent development and expansion of Abney Mills from an organization of five textile mills to the large company of 15 plants it is today (at the time of printing, March 1969).

    She was born in Elbert County, Georgia, a daughter of the late Pierce and Sallie Cade Mathews, but she had lived in Greenwood most of her life. A loyal member of the South Main Street Baptist Church, she lent generous support to all church activities as well as to various civic enterprises, and she was held in high esteem for her philanthropy and humanitarian efforts. In 1954 she received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities from Lander College, and she served her alma mater, Converse College, as a trustee for a number of years.

    One of the organizations in which she took special interest was the Connie Maxwell Children's Home in Greenwood. For 45 years she served as a member of the governing board of Connie Max...

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    Contact Us

    If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, we would love to hear from you!

    The Abney Foundation

    E-mail: info@abneyfoundation.org

    100 Vine Street

    Anderson, SC 29621

    (864)964-9201 phone

    (864)964-9201 fax

    Our History

    The Abney Foundation was originally formed in 1957 by Mrs. Susie Mathews Abney, widow of Mr. John Pope Abney, the founder of Abney Mills in Greenwood, SC. At that time, five trustees, including Mrs. Abney, were appointed to govern the trust. The principal office was located in Greenwood, SC. At her death in 1969, Mrs. Abney left a sizeable bequest to The Abney Foundation.

    The mission of The Abney Foundation is to aid organizations that are operated exclusively for educational, religious, charitable, scientific, and literary purposes. The highest priority is placed on higher education.

    To date a total of $50,862,823 has been awarded to various organizations.

    2013-14 Abney Scholarship Recipients

    We are pleased to announce the 568 students awarded Abney Scholarships for 2013-14. Congratulations!

    Colleges and Universities

    Higher education is the primary focus of The Abney Foundation. We are proud to have Abney Foundation Scholarship endowments at fourteen colleges and universities across the state of South Carolina.

    ...
  • The Abney Foundation has established scholarship endowments at fourteen colleges and universities across the state of South Carolina. Over $27,000,000 has been awarded to 12,865 Abney Scholars, including 568 students for the academic year 2013-14. The combined endowment balances exceed $38,475,000.

    The Abney Foundation makes grants to fund these endowments; however the schools administer the scholarship programs themselves. You may contact the financial aid department at the school you're interested in to see if you qualify.

    Below is a list of schools that have Abney Foundation scholarships:

    • Anderson University
    • Lander University
    • Benedict College
    • Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center
    • The Citadel
    • Presbyterian College
    • Claflin University
    • Tri-County Technical College
    • Clemson University
    • University of South Carolina
    • Converse College
    • Voorhees College
    • Furman University
    • Wofford College

    Colleges and Universities

  • Applicants may submit a Letter of Intent briefly describing the project before submitting a proposal in order to find out if their ideas are potentially fundable by the Foundation.

    In applying for grants, the following information should be included:

    • Summary statement.
    • The specific purpose of the funds requested.
    • The need for the project in the community.
    • Qualifications of key personnel.
    • The amount requested.
    • A detailed copy of how the money would be spent.
    • A detailed copy of the latest annual operating budget reflecting expenditures and receipts and a statement of assets.
    • A statement advising how the grant, if made, can be evaluated with regard to the funds going to the agreed upon purpose and/or the effectiveness of the program.
    • Recent grants received and applications pending.
    • Names and members of the Board of Directors and their principal occupations.

    Evidence that this application has the approval of the Board of Directors: a copy of the minutes of the Board of Directors meeting.

    A copy of the organization's Internal Revenue Service federal tax-exempt letter 501(c)(3).

    Names, titles and telephone numbers of three professionals familiar with the work of your organization.

    After these materials are received, you may be contacted for a visit if your application is accepted for consideration. Only one copy is necessary. Click To See

    The general policy of The Abney Foundation is to make grants for innovative and creative projects, and to programs which are responsive ...

  • The Abney Foundation is a private foundation, founded in 1957, with offices at 100 Vine Street in Anderson, South Carolina. The Foundation is governed by six trustees.

    Trustees & Officers

    • J.R. Fulp, Jr., Chairman, Trustee
    • David C. King, Vice Chairman, Trustee
    • Carl T. Edwards, Trustee
    • John R. Fulp, III, Trustee
    • Lebrena F. Campbell, Trustee
    • Edd Sheriff, Trustee
    • Johnnye K. Palmer, Secretary & Treasurer

    Staff

    • David C. King, Executive Director
    • Carl T. Edwards, Executive Director Emeritus
    • Bonnie Nash, Administrative Assistant

    Our Founder at The Abney Foundation

    History of The Abney Foundation

  • I know that my Grandmother would be pleased with the vehicle she so wisely created that has done so much for so many." - J.R. Fulp, Jr., Chairman

    The Abney Foundation was originally formed in 1957 by Mrs. Susie Mathews Abney, widow of Mr. John Pope Abney, the founder of Abney Mills in Greenwood, SC. At that time, five trustees, including Mrs. Abney, were appointed to govern the trust. The principal office was located in Greenwood, SC. At her death in 1969, Mrs. Abney left a sizeable bequest to The Abney Foundation.

    The mission of The Abney Foundation is to aid organizations that are operated exclusively for educational, religious, charitable, scientific, and literary purposes. The highest priority is placed on higher education.

    To date a total of $50,862,823 has been awarded to various organizations.

    Colleges and Universities

    2013-14 Abney Scholarship Recipients

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The Abney Foundation

100 Vine Street
Anderson, South Carolina 29621
United States
864-964-9201

Contact The Abney Foundation
http://abneyfoundation.org/

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