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We make it easy. For any contribution you’ll receive an immediate tax deduction, you don’t have to be overwhelmed with paperwork and tax complications because we take care of all the administrative work for you. So invest with us, sit back, and let your investments grow.


We are all about philanthropy. Our organization is a sustainable solution for supporting the non-profit sector and helping them thrive. This is the key difference between our organization and private foundations, we are a non-profit 501©3 and the fees we receive go back into the community of Laurens County. You can rest easy knowing that your money is going back into the community to create a stronger, more sustainable nonprofit sector.

Work with local experts. Not only are we knowledgeable in the local needs and opportunities unique to Laurens County, but we spend a lot of time vetting our team of experts to ensure you get the most qualified people on your side. We vet our financial managers quarterly, interview them annually to ensure we’re reaching our goals, and our organization receives an external audit every year with McKinley, Cooper & Co., LLC. We do all of this to ensure that our financial practices are not only fully transparent, but are in line with our moral and ethical responsibility to the community. Just know that by choosing us, you’re choosing the best.

For more than 45 years, AMI-KIDS has empowered over 122,000 kids across the country to discover the potential within them to transform their lives and send them on the road to success.  

AMI Kids

Piedmont Fund

The Chandler Cemetery Fund is a private Trust for the maintenance of a family cemetery.

Chandler Cemetery


This scholarship is given annually to a graduating senior at Clinton High School.  The scholarship is both need-based and academic based.  Applications for the scholarship are available at Clinton High School Guidance Counselor's Office.

Clinton Kiwanis

Scholarship Fund

The Family YMCA of Greater Laurens is dedicated to providing programs and services that build health of spirit, mind and body for all in Laurens County. The YMCA brings together young and old, men and women, and people of all faiths, backgrounds and incomes.  

YMCA of Greater

Laurens Fund

This endowment allows the philanthropic community to have options as to how they wish to help the indigent and most needy in Laurens County, by either giving directly to the Clinic for acute needs, or by donating to the  Foundation to preserve the future of this important volunteer organization.   

Good Shepherd

Free Medical

Clinic Fund

This scholarship, in honor of the scholarships' namesakes, Charles L. Cummins, Jr. and Mae B. Wham,  is given annually to one or more deserving high school graduates in Laurens County.  


Scholarship Fund

The First Presbyterian Church of Clinton Fund was established  to promote the Church's mission, values and goals.  To learn more, click on the photo above.

First Presbyterian

Church Clinton

Scholarship Fund

This endowment was created as support for patients who do not have a funding source and to assure the community of Hospice Care.  Patients and families will be provided physical, emotional and spiritual comfort as they deal with a terminal illness.  

Hospice of Laurens

County Endowment

This private fund was established to maintain the cemetery at Holly Grove Baptist Church. 

Holly Grove 

Cemetery Fund

​The fund was created to continue the mission of the Center to motivate and teach young people and adults how to preserve the unique woodland ecosystem in Laurens County by teaching the natural sciences in a woodland setting.  

Joe Adair Outdoor

Center Fund

The fund was established to support programs for the benefit of residents of Laurens County as directed by the Rotary Club.  

Rotary Club 

of Laurens

The Laurens County Humane Society is dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals while promoting adoption of homeless pets into loving permanent homes through its no kill shelter. 

Laurens County

Humane Society Fund

​The fund is to maintain and upgrade the Ferguson Meditation Garden at the Laurens County Memorial Hospital.  This garden is a place of tranquility adjacent to the hospital to be used by all for meditation and rest. 

Ferguson Meditation Garden Fund

The Whitten Center is a residential facility of the SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs.  The Center serves residents of all ages with developmental disabilities.  Contact 864-938-3422 for information about the facility.  

Whitten Center

Foundation Fund

The Todd Fund is a Donor Advised Fund and the Fund designates and directs how and where donations are distributed within the Laurens County community.  For more information, please contact the Laurens County Community Foundation.

The Todd Fund

This fund was established to maintain the cemetery at Leesville Southern Methodist Church.  

Leesville Southern Methodist Church Cemetery Fund

First Steps Readiness Fund supports child care scholarships for families where the parent is working on their GED, or working to further their education in order to develop skills that will enable them to be employed in the community.  

First Steps Scholarship Fund

The First Baptist Church Clinton Fund is to promote the Church's mission, values and goals. 

First Baptist Church Clinton Fund

The fund was given by John and Harriett Faris to benefit the ministries of First Baptist Church, of which they were members and where they served as significant leaders throughout their lives.  

First Baptist Church Laurens Fund

The family of Thom Copeland created a scholarship fund in memory of Thom, to assist Clinton High School graduates in their pursuit of a higher education, creating a special fund devoted to granting scholarships to individuals  which represent the qualities and characteristics of Thom Copeland.  

Thom Copeland Scholarship Endowment

The family of Kevin Adams established the fund in memory of Kevin.  Kevin suffered from Type 1 Diabetes and died on March 5, 1999.  Kevin was a junior at Clinton High School at the time of his death.  Each year a graduating Senior who exemplifies the qualities of responsibility, discipline, character, and service will be awarded Kevin's Scholarship to assist in reaching his or her future goals of a higher Education.

Kevin's Dream Scholarship Fund

Laurens County Community Foundation
211 N. Broad Street Street | Clinton
P.O. Box 1836
Laurens, SC 29360

Office Hours:
9am to 3pm Tuesday - Thursday

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