Here for Good
Nurturing the Nonprofit Sector
For more than 25 years, Foothills Community Foundation has been promoting philanthropy as a way to improve the quality of life for all residents in Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens Counties. As our area has grown, so has the Foundation.
Delivering Lasting Change in the Upstate
It is our honor to help facilitate the giving spirit of people in our service area. We are proud to offer a platform that helps individuals, families, businesses, and other organizations make a difference now and forever.
Recent Funding Initiatives
In our Service Area
Lakes and Bridges Charter School
This is a school where children with dyslexia receive the multi-sensory curriculum they need to master reading skills.
Brighter Christmas Fund
This Fund helps provide assistance to children in foster care and families in need during the holiday season.
TBA 100 Initiative
This initiative allows us to partner with various organizations to improve the landscape of our community. Projects of the TBA 100 initiative have included Generator Park, the Anderson Dog Park, Textile Point, and the Carolina Wren Project.
This summer camp helps children improve their reading abilities while having tons of camp fun!
Duke Energy Keowee Toxaway Habitat Enhancement Program
This program enables Duke Energy to offer grants to enhance, create, and protect fish and wildlife habitats along Lakes Keowee and Jocassee.
Tamassee-Salem Elementary (TSE) Challenge to be Great Scholarship
Keowee Falls Cliffs Residents Outreach, Inc. (CRO) established the TSE Challenge to be Great Scholarship to provide a $1,000 scholarship for the benefit of eligible students from the 2022, 2023 and 2024 cohort of TSE 5th graders (30-40 students each year) who are expected to successfully graduate from Walhalla High School in 2029, 2030 and 2031 and who also successfully gain acceptance at an accredited post-secondary educational institution. For additional information about CRO: www.crocommunities.com