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What is the difference between a community foundation and the United Way? – Just as every household needs a checkbook as well as an investment or retirement account, so every community can benefit from a local United Way as well as a community foundation. The United Way raises money every year and distributes collected funds to qualifying organizations. It is like a community’s “charitable checkbook.” Greenwood County Community Foundation receives and manages permanent endowed funds for many different causes and will distribute a portion of the income from those funds each year. This enables contributors to be donors to the charities of their choice in perpetuity. A community foundation is therefore more like a “charitable investment or savings account.” (Additionally, the Foundation offers non-endowed Funds for donors’ short-term charitable purposes.)
Greenwood County Community Foundation – The Foundation came into being when an anonymous donor provided a significant gift to start a local community foundation, believing that Greenwood County had an opportunity to increase charitable giving to all worthy causes and institutions and raise awareness of their needs. The donor provided initial funding of approximately $2.5 million and a dollar-for-dollar match of future donations of up to $3.0 million. The Foundation was chartered and received its 501(c)(3) approval from the IRS in 2009. In 2010 the board was organized and began its planning. Late in 2011 begin GCCF operations under the leadership of its first Executive Director Mark Kasper.