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 $1,056,000 to-date to supplement the Outreach component of the Community Foundation’s mission. In 2019, $160,000 in net funds were distributed to local member-selected charities and since 2018, $33,000 has been distributed as education scholarship grants. The fundraising is done primarily through the annual Charitable Foundation Golf Classic tournament and other Auction events and individual 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.