Urban League of the Upstate, Inc. is a community action agency that has provided two AFI grants since 2001, with the objective of assisting low-income residents of Spartanburg County, SC, build assets by obtaining first homes, college degrees, or starting businesses.
Urban League of the Upstate, Inc. emphasizes homeownership, postsecondary education, and business capitalization, with the goal of assisting low-income residents of Spartanburg County to accumulate assets. This grantee has been successful at identifying community partners that will guide IDA participants to achieve particular asset purchases.
Urban League of the Upstate, Inc. partners with United Way, National Endowment for Financial Education High School Program, Spartanburg County Community and Economic Development, city of Spartanburg, Clemson University Small Business Development Center, Spartanburg Technical College, University of South Carolina Upstate, ALC, Chamber of Commerce, HDC, SHA, Mary Black Foundation, and Spartanburg County Foundation to provide participant counseling, outreach, and recruitment.
Assets for Independence Grant History
The Spartanburg IDA
170 IDAs have been opened.
372 participants have received financial education.
$107,778 saved by participants.
40 participants have purchased an asset.
Total AFI Funding
Total AFI Grant Funding:
Total Non-Federal Support: $118,000
Urban League of the Upstate, Inc. targets eligible low-income residents of Spartanburg County, SC.