It’s Sunflower Season

Sol Flowers in Anderson, SC Sol Flowers of Anderson, SC is a sunflower field grown so that visitors can enjoy and purchase gorgeous sunflowers. Pre-bundled sunflowers are exchanged for a donation to the Foothills Community Foundation. They have an open house around the first of July every year, so check their Facebook page for up…

COVID-19 Response Fund

As the impact of COVID-19 grows, many individuals in our communities are feeling the effects of this unprecedented pandemic. Our local non-profit organizations assisting those most affected by the pandemic feel the strain and burden on their resources. These frontline care givers and service providers need our support as they face the day to day…

Toy Parade Delivers

  You can depend on Robert Fagg and fellow members of his motorcycle club to ride in and deliver Christmas cheer to the Brighter Christmas Fund just in time for Santa. Club members were on hand Saturday, December 21st to present a check to Dean Woods and members of the Brighter Christmas Fund Board in…

Foothills Community Foundation Earns 4 Star Rating

Foothills Community Foundation’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Since 2002, using objective, data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on…

Foster Honored for Service to Foundation

Dean Woods and Fred Foster Foothills Community Foundation honored founding board member Fred L. Foster at its annual meeting on November 19th.  A retired newspaper publisher, Foster has served on the board of the Foundation since 1999, was instrumental in the formation of the community foundation and its qualification for the matching bequest from the…

Event Features 38 Grants to Area Charities

Celebrating the distribution of over $17 million in grants to the community in 20 years are:  J. T. Boseman, Dean Woods, Cindy Kibler, Jeff Roberts, Jane Mudd, Robert Rainey, Dennis Burt and Lujack Orr. Foothills Community Foundation hosted a grant distribution event at the Ramer-Stringer-Rainey House on the campus of Anderson University on October 10th.…