Community Involvement

TAKING OUR COMMUNITIES TO NEW HEIGHTS TOGETHER

Community involvement is a natural extension of our core cooperative spirit — people helping people in the communities we serve. In giving of our time and resources, we believe in making our communities better places to live, work, and play.

Spero Impact Report

As a mission-driven organization, we’ve been improving financial lives in the Upstate and Midlands for over 85 years. It’s not just something we say, but what we do! These numbers are not just numbers, but real lives changed! At Spero, we know that inspiring and nurturing financial hope not only transforms the lives of our members, but our communities — making them greater places to live, work, and play.

Donated to 18 Local Non-Profits
to support food insecurity, affordable housing, and more
Contributed
to 10 Upstate Schools to support student athletics
Members Impacted
by Spero Financial Wellness resources
Community Events
Spero participated or hosted

Giving Back

We've given over $1.8 million to the community in the last 5 years.

Pairing our community commitment with our mission to improve the financial lives of our members, we’ve chosen to give back in four key areas: Hunger, Opportunity, Place, and Education — HOPE! After all, hope is the meaning of Spero.

We know that in the Upstate and Midlands, we face significant challenges. But, we see extraordinary people working to overcome those challenges. That’s why we’re proud to join forces with charitable organizations in our footprint that align with our key focuses.

Hunger
Hope

Hunger

We believe all have the right to basic necessities of life like food. That’s why we’ve joined Meals on Wheels of Anderson to provide hot, nutritional meals for those that can no longer provide for themselves.

Meals on Wheels of Anderson

  • 1,200+ meals packed for the elderly and home bound of Anderson
Hunger
Hope

Opportunity

Life throws curve-balls. For those that may have experienced struggles along the way, we’ve joined with these organizations that give new hope for the bright future ahead.

United Way

  • $68,000 raised for United Way since 2019

Anderson Interfaith Ministries

  • Dream Sponsor

Let There Be Mom: Dine Out for Mom

  • Comfort Sponsor
Hunger
Hope

Place

We believe financial stability begins with a place to call home. That’s why we’ve joined with Habitat for Humanity and Homes of Hope to provide affordable housing with a focus on financial education to break cycles of generational and situational poverty.

Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County

  • 50+ mortgages at 100% financing, 0% interest for 30 days to Habitat homeowners
  • 60+ families impacted by Spero facilitated personal finance classes
  • Participated in 12+ home builds
  • Cumulative donation of over $170,000

Homes of Hope

  • Financial Wellness Champion
  • Cumulative donation of over $60,000 to support financial classes for clients
  • $50k in low-interest equity funding
Education
Hope

Education

Financial wellness is at the heart of our mission to improve financial lives. Financial education has the power to impact lives today and for future generations.

Fostering Great Ideas

  • Conducting financial education courses for students

Financial Wellness

  • 1,000+ community members impacted through Spero financial wellness platforms

Key Sponsorships

By working together, we can achieve more than any of us could on our own. This is our way of planting seeds of hope in the communities we serve.

Unity Park

  • Contribution of $250,000
  • The Mary Frances Duckett Plaza
    The name says it all. The park brings people together from all walks of life to reflect on our community’s history, celebrate our positive progression, and commemorate the individuals who paved the way to make it a reality.

Anderson University

  • Contribution of $1,000,000
  • Spero Financial Field
    Football games bring people together; that’s where real community happens. Spero Financial Field is center stage for positively impacting the lives of AU students, athletes, and the community.

AnMed Mobile Mammography

  • Contribution of $125,000
  • Powers the Mammography Mobile
    We provide monetary support to power the Mobile Mammography bus. This service provides women with easy access for low or no-cost to get their life-saving mammogram screening.

Donation Request

We believe in making our communities better places to live, work, and play. One way we do this is by providing monetary support to local, charitable initiatives. While we cannot meet all request, we do our best to meet as many as possible based on our HOPE focus - Hunger, Opportunity, Place, and Education. Please complete the form below, and a member of Team Spero will contact you with further information.

Together, we can reach new heights!

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