Clemson Community Foundation Grows Area Philanthropy

Sep 10, 2015 | 0 comments

In 2013, a number of local leaders created the Clemson Community Foundation to help our local nonprofits.

We wanted to provide a stable, long-term source of funding for these organizations and their good work by encouraging and inspiring giving directly to these organizations.

Additionally, we wanted to raise raise money for these organizations from new and larger funding sources, in a way that does not compete with the organizations we seek to serve.

At our Inaugural Event tonight, the Clemson Community Foundation will give out $7,000 in gifts to local nonprofit organizations.  These seven gifts of $1,000 each will go to nonprofits based on their longevity and history of charitable work in the Clemson area.

Moving forward, we will be rolling out a competitive grant application program, with an advisory board of community representatives making decisions about allocation of funds.  Details of this program will be announced later this fall.

Tonight we will also announce that our three-year Founders Campaign has received over $150,000 to date, including three donors who have made commitments to our Visionary Circle of $25,000+!  These funds raised will be granted back to community nonprofits through our granting program, as well as invested in fund dedicated to charitable projects in the area.

We are humbled by the generosity of our donors, and thrilled to be giving out our first round of gifts to the community.  Thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way and made our Inaugural Event a success, and helped us “Build our Foundation” for the next phase of growth!


Bo Crader
The Clemson Community Foundation
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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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