2018 Grant Recipients
CLEMSON, SC—The Clemson Community Foundation on Thursday granted a total of $34,000 in funds to nine non-profit organizations providing services in the greater Clemson area. The grants were announced during the Foundation’s annual banquet at Occasions at Wedgefield in Central. The funds were awarded for the second consecutive year through the Foundation’s competitive grants program.
“We received twenty-three grant requests,” said Dr. Debra Jackson, vice chair of the Foundation and head of its Grants Committee. “The number of different organizations and the variety of their good works in our community is impressive. We wish we could have granted each request.”
The grant amounts ranged from $5,000 to $800 and were presented to these organizations:
Feed A Hungry Child, $5,000, to provide weekend meals for school children who might otherwise go hungry until their return to school on Monday. CCF funds will contribute to meals for children in Central, Clemson and Six Mile.
Clemson Free Clinic, $3,500 to provide medication and nebulizers for uninsured patients with impaired breathing.
Clemson Child Development Center, $5,000, to purchase a commercial strength dishwasher for its kitchen which provides nutritional, sanitary meals for children.
Family Promise of Pickens County, $5,000, to assist homeless families with their transportation needs, including travel to and from jobs and training centers.
Littlejohn Community Center, $5,000 to fund the Center’s food truck which provides meals to children and disabled adults at HUD Housing sites in Clemson, Six Mile, Central, and Pendleton.
Safe Harbor, $5,000, to replace a safety and security fence at Safe Harbor’s Oconee shelter.
Pickens County Advocacy Center, $800 to provide clothing and personal supplies for victims of sexual assault.
Rebuild Upstate, $3,200, to provide critical home repairs and improve safety and accessibility for elderly, disabled, and impoverished people in the greater Clemson community.
Clemson Community Care, $1,500, to provide Pendleton-area residents with rental assistance payments.
“We’re grateful to the Clemson Community Foundation for its support,” said Karen Carter, executive director of Clemson Community Care. “This grant will help us provide our neighbors with basic need services. We appreciate the Foundation’s work in the community and their support of the local non-profits as we all work together to improve the quality of life for people around us.”
With this year’s grants, the Foundation has reinvested more than $100,000 in the community since its inception five years ago.
At Thursday’s event, Foundation chair Kelly Durham announced that the Foundation had begun a search for an executive director. Interested candidates are invited to submit resumes before November 13 to the Foundation’s website, https://clemsoncommunityfoundation.org/, or via mail at Post Office Box 1503, Clemson, SC 29633.
The Clemson Community Foundation was established as a project of the Leadership Clemson class of 2013. Its mission is to increase awareness of and support for the non-profit organizations serving the greater Clemson community.
The Clemson Community Foundation was launched in 2013 as a project of Leadership Clemson, and was inspired by a combination of the success of community foundations in other cities and the unmet funding needs in the Clemson area. As a community foundation, we work to provide philanthropy and establish long-term sources of funds for local needs, such as charitable nonprofit organizations in the Clemson area.
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