USC Upstate Foundation

The mission of the USC Upstate Foundation is to support the University of South Carolina Upstate in all of its educational, research, instructional, scientific, literary, service, charitable and outreach endeavors.

Chartered in 1973 as the Carolina Piedmont Foundation, and renamed in 2009, the USC Upstate Foundation exists to seek and accept gifts of charitable, benevolent, cultural and educational purposes for the exclusive benefit of the University.

Accredited as a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the Foundation has raised or otherwise administered contributions, grants, bond funds and endowments totaling over $75 million, primarily for capital construction, laboratory, scholarship and endowment purposes.

University facilities made possible in whole or part by the Foundation include the Palmetto and Magnolia House Residence Halls, the G. B. Hodge Arena and other Spartan Athletics venues, the Susan Jacobs Arboretum, the Rotary International Peace Park, John M. Rampey Center, the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business & Economics, and numerous campus land acquisitions.

Meet the Foundation Board

USC Upstate Foundation Documents Library:
Annual Reports

The reports below are available as a PDF documents. PDF Document

2014 - 2015    
2013 - 2014    
Documents and Policies

501(c)(3) Letter of Determination


Endowment Spending and Fee Policy

Donor Bill of Rights