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.
EIN No. 26-4539213
The Charitable Foundation accepts tax deductible donations, and raised over $861,000 to-date to supplement the Outreach component of the Community Foundation’s mission. In 2017, $170,000 in net funds were distributed to local member-selected charities. This has been done primarily through the annual Charitable Foundation Golf Classic tournament and Swine & Dine auctions held in October of each year. The Charitable Foundation can also accept tax-deductible donations in support of the other three components of the Community Foundation’s mission: Arts, Education, and Environment. This can be done through the “Friends of the Foundation” program as a way for Reserve property owners and other Foundation supporters to donate funds to sustain a more robust programming schedule.