Community Foundation

A Symphony of Giving


Our Community Foundation was born to enhance the quality of life and sense of community of our members and the surrounding Upstate residents

Four Main Functions

The Foundation serves both the property owners and surrounding communities in four distinct ways:



To assist charitable organizations and facilitate property owner volunteerism in Pickens County and surrounding communities.



To provide educational and enrichment programs for Reserve property owners and the surrounding community.



To promote cultural initiatives for property owners and the surrounding community, with both visual and performing arts.



To promote environmental stewardship and provide a greater understanding and appreciation of the area’s natural resources.

The Reserve at Lake Keowee

Charitable Foundation

In 2009, the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees created The Reserve at Lake Keowee Charitable Foundation, a 501(c) 3 organization, to further enhance the mission of the Community Foundation and to provide an additional source of funding.

The Charitable Foundation accepts tax deductible donations, and has raised over $2.2 Million to-date to supplement the outreach component of the Community Foundation’s mission. In 2023, $476,000 in grants were distributed to 22 local charities. Also, since 2018 over $110,000 has been distributed as education scholarship grants. The fundraising is done primarily through the Annual Charity Golf Classic tournament, other fundraising events and individual/corporate contributions. The Foundation also offers community events that support Arts, Education, and Environment, these events are separate from our fundraising events.
EIN NO. 26-4539213

For more information or to make a donation, Please Contact Becky Gilstrap, Executive Director of Community & Charitable Foundations at 864-481-4010 or email [email protected]


Charitable Events

The Reserve Foundation
Wine & Dine

June 23, 2024

Join us for an evening of wine and food pairings our our famous LIVE AUCTION! This event raises money for local charities.

Learn More about the Wine & Dine

The Reserve Foundation
Golf Classic

October 21, 2024 - October 22, 2024

Through events like the annual Charitable Foundation Golf Classic, the Charitable Foundation 501 (c)(3) has raised over $2.2 million since 2006. Registration begins in August 2024.

Learn More about the Golf Classic

Community Foundation

Ways to Become More Involved

To Get Involved

If you’d like more information or would like to donate or get involved with our Community Foundation, please reach out to us.