Clemson Community Foundation Grants 2019

Applications accepted starting May 12, 2019 and ending June 21, 2019

Call for Proposals

The Board of Directors for the Clemson Community Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of a competitive grants and awards program for 2019. The Clemson Community Foundation was established in 2013 to provide philanthropy and establish long-term sources of funds for local needs and improve the lives of members of the greater Clemson community. The Foundation has allocated a total of $31,000 for 2019 to be awarded to nonprofit organizations serving the Clemson, Six Mile, and Pendleton area. Click on letter below to find out more. Proposals can be emailed to




Who is Eligible?

Any 501(c)(3) organization serving residents Clemson, Central, Six Mile, and Pendleton. The base of your 501(c) 3 organization does not have to be physically located in the service area, but the proposal should be linked to activities that serve the residents in the CCF community.

What is the grant application process?

The Clemson Community Foundation Board of Directors will determine the total amount of funds available for competitive grant awards in March. The CCF limits request and funding of individual awards to a maximum of $5000. All applications should be submitted no later than, June 21. A Grants and Awards Committee composed of CCF Board Members and Committee Representatives reviews each proposal and makes recommendations for funding to the Board of Directors. The CCF Board of Directors makes the final funding decision at its September Board Meeting and funds are distributed in October to the recipients. Follow-up impact reports are requested from grant recipients.

Are there any limitations for the use of the grant funds?

The Grants Committee reviews proposals for their impact on the Clemson, Central, Six Mile, and Pendleton communities. The grant application should clearly state it’s intended goals and describe specific actions that help the organization to meet the stated goals and objectives. The funds requested should be tied to the implementation of the project. The Clemson Community Foundation awards are not intended for recurring expenses for the non-profit (i.e., salaries or operating expenses) except in unusual and limited situations.

How Do I Apply?

The application is in a Microsoft Word format (available through the link above) and should be completed and returned electronically to the following email address:

Who Received Funding Last Year?

Organization: Feed a Hungry Child
Program: Feeding Hungry Children
Amount: $5,000

Organization: Clemson Free Clinic
Program: Breathe Easier
Amount: $3,500

Organization: Clemson Community Care
Program: Rent Payment Assistance
Amount: $1,500

Organization: Clemson Child Development Center
Program: Funding Request to Purchase a Commercial Strength Dishwasher
Amount: $5,000

Organization: Family Promise of Pickens County
Program: Transportation for Families Receiving Services and Supports
Amount: $5,000

Organization: Littlejohn Community Center
Program: Fall Feeding
Amount: $5,000

Organization: Safe Harbor
Program: Safe Harbor Oconee Shelter Fence Replacement
Amount: $5,000

Organization: Pickens County Advocacy Center
Program: Sexual Assault Victim Services Program
Amount: $800

Organization: Rebuild Upstate
Program: Home Repairs and Safety/Accessibility Modifications
Amount: $3200