Grassroots Leadership Development Institute Accepting Applications

November 28, 2016 at 1:11 pm

Do you know someone who is deeply rooted in the community and would benefit from the Grassroots Leadership Development Institute?

The Spartanburg County Foundation is currently recruiting for the 2017 Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.  The Institute is seeking 32 dedicated individuals, deeply rooted in their communities, to go through an intensive leadership development experience that promises to be both educational and exciting.

Each year, individuals are selected to participate in the seven-month leadership training program, which is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skill-set, and resources to be effective in leading change at the grassroots level.

Participants meet one Saturday a month from March to August, to take part in a hands-on curriculum that focuses on topics such as developing leadership and organization skills, strengthening communication, leveraging community assets, and thinking strategically.

For the past ten years, the City of Spartanburg has joined the Foundation as a sponsor by sending several of the City’s local neighborhood leaders through the Institute.

Since 2004, GLDI has graduated over 300 leaders who serve the community in various ways.

To complete an online application, click the link below.


All applications must be submitted online by 

5:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2016.

For more information regarding the Institute, please contact Tara Weese, director of grants and initiatives, at or (864) 582.0138.