Feb 19, 2014 | 0 comments

We’re pleased to announce that an anonymous donor is matching all new gifts and pledges to the Clemson Community Foundation dollar-for-dollar through the end of 2016, up to $25,000!

The $50,000 total raised through this initiative will be given back to local nonprofit charitable organizations through our Grants and Awards program in 2017, as well as invested in the Clemson Community Foundation’s Investment Fund, which is earmarked for use by local nonprofits in the future.  You can read more details on the anonymous gift in the Greenville News and at UpstateToday.

In the past two weeks our Board has raised $6,000+ toward this goal, and we’re asking for your help to raise the other $19,000.

If you haven’t made a gift or pledge to the Clemson Community Foundation this year, please consider doing so!

Gifts can be made online through our PayPal account at our website.

Or, send checks made out to “Clemson Community Foundation” to P.O. Box 1503, Clemson, SC 29633.

If you currently have a pledge to the Clemson Community Foundation, consider extending this pledge for another year or two (or more!).

The terms of our Matching Gift count both new and extended pledges toward the Matching Gift goal.

You can update your pledge by contacting us at info@ClemsonCommunityFoundation.org or at P.O. Box 1503, Clemson, SC 29633.

If you currently give to local nonprofit organizations, please continue doing so.

The Clemson Community Foundation does not compete for funding with local nonprofits.  We’re here to increase the size of the “philanthropic pie” in the area, and we encourage continuing (or increasing) your annual giving directly to these organizations.

If you need some inspiration, check out the popular Clemson Community Foundation’s Holiday Giving Guide for some ideas and information on how to make gifts to our local nonprofits.  Contact us if you’d like to have your nonprofit added to the 2016 Giving Guide.

If you have friends who may be interested in giving to the Clemson Community Foundation, please forward them this article and help us spread the word.

Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/clemsoncommunityfoundation/

Thank you for your continued support as we strive to encourage philanthropy in the Clemson area.   Please personally contact our Board Chair, Bo Crader, at Bo@ClemsonCommunityFoundation.org or 843-469-2662 with questions.


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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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