Who We Are
The roots of the Community Foundation for the CSRA run deep in Augusta and its surrounding communities. For more than 25 years, we have faithfully connected the philanthropic spirit of our community members with nonprofits and community initiatives throughout Richmond, Columbia, McDuffie and Burke counties in Georgia and Aiken and Edgefield counties in South Carolina. All of our work is grounded in our collective desire to enhance the quality of life for all residents of our region — for today and tomorrow.
In everything we do, we strive to:
Cultivate generosity by giving donors the tools and information they need to make a significant difference in our community
Strengthen non-profits by connecting organizations to financial resources, training and opportunities for meaningful collaboration
Engage our community around issues that matter to us all
Whether you are a donor, advisor, non-profit or concerned individual, we know that you are passionate about making our community better, and so are we. We are here to help connect your passions with purpose, so you find your role in making the Central Savannah River Area a better place for all through philanthropy.
To engage, inform and inspire donors and nonprofits to build a stronger and more vibrant community.
In 1995, a group of business leaders decided that their desires to improve the community they loved would be best served by working together and the output of that decision was the creation of what we now call the Community Foundation for the CSRA. The group was very successful making the case for collective philanthropy and all the benefits of the community foundation structure.
About a year into their work, an anonymous gift gave the Foundation the footing it needed to flourish. Since that time, the Community Foundation has developed and grown right alongside our fast expanding and unique community here in the Central Savannah River Area.
We are bridge builders. We are a connection between various voices and concerns across our community – and a place where those pursuits can come together to learn about, fund and support each other for the good of all.
From this rich history – in two states – has grown a thriving and expansive region that includes everything from rural to urban concerns and everything in between. And the Community Foundation is here to help people, no matter their perspective, grow, prosper, and give back to the community they love.