News Release: May Grants

Updated: May 19, 2020

Community Foundation of Greater Clemson Responds to Crisis

In response to the unprecedented Coronavirus crisis and its impact on our communities, the Community Foundation of Greater Clemson (CFGC) Friday approved emergency grants to five non-profit organizations providing social services to area residents.

“Coronavirus and the recent tornado damage have put new stresses on our non-profit organizations,” said CFGC executive director Bill D’Andrea. “In keeping with our mission to help improve the quality of life for members of our communities, the Foundation board decided to adapt its normal grant-making process to provide immediate relief to organizations that have been hard hit by the shutdown.”

At the board’s May 1 meeting, the Foundation awarded emergency grants to Pickens County Advocacy Center, Pickens County Meals on Wheels, Safe Harbor, Upstate Warrior Solutions, and Mary’s House. The grants will be used to ensure proper sanitation supplies and procedures are available to the organizations and their clients. In addition, funds will assist expansion of meal deliveries and installation of capital improvements.

Along with the emergency funds, the Foundation, in partnership with Prisma Health, provided face masks to area organizations providing services to our communities.

“Our goal is to become a long-term, stable source of financial and human support for our communities,” D’Andrea said. “Of course, the only way we can do that is through the continued generosity and support of our neighbors. We invite everyone who wants to help to consider giving to our local non-profits or to the Community Foundation so that we can continue to meet the needs of our community members.”

Gifts to the Community Foundation of Greater Clemson can be made through its website at :

Or via mail to Post Office Box 1503, Clemson, SC 29633.

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