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 has raised over $1,211,150 to-date to supplement the outreach component of the Community Foundation’s mission. In 2020, $188,150 in net funds were distributed to 12 local charities. Also, since 2018 over $45,000 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 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.