What is a
A community foundation is a grantmaking public charity that brings together financial resources to support nonprofits in a community.
Individuals, families, and businesses can establish funds through a community foundation. The foundation then invests and administers these funds as designated by the donor.
Our History & Vision
In 1999, the founding members of Foothills Community Foundation shared a vision for our community. They focused their time, resources, and mission to promote philanthropy and provide a catalyst for giving in Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens Counties.
Today, our leaders share the same vision. We work to inspire participation in philanthropy and retain the charitable wealth in our community to positively impact lives now and for future generations.
Our Core Values
Integrity and enduring relationships with the fund holders we serve, community partners with whom we collaborate, and beneficiaries of the philanthropic dollars entrusted to our stewardship and fiduciary responsibilities
To strengthening, advocating and amplifying the role of philanthropy in identifying and addressing needs and opportunities in the communities we love
Excellence & Effectiveness
In governance, service and in public accountability
Diversity, respect and broad participation throughout our service area