Foundation Spotlight

First Citizens Foundation

Established in 2000, this foundation is sponsored by First Citizens Bancorporation of South Carolina and First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc. The foundation supports organizations with interests in arts and culture, education, animal welfare, health, cancer, human services, and community development. They provide support in a number of ways such as annual campaigns; building/renovation; capital campaigns; endowments; equipment; general/operating support; program development; scholarship funds; sponsorships. Although they have a primary focus of the Columbia they have awarded grants to organizations throughout South Carolina. Some of the Charleston organizations that have received money from First Citizens Foundation are Charleston Southern University, Charleston Orphan House, Spoleto, Trident Technical College, United Methodist Relief Center and Charleston Regional Development Alliance.

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