What is LCF?

We're a local community foundation and a tax-exempt charitable organization.

Simply stated:  It is a way that everyone can work together to make our communities prosper.  Its greatest strength is that it allows each of us the opportunity to find our charitable voice and improve the quality of life for the people of Lowndes County.

The challenges and opportunities, now and long into the future, can be met through this permanent pool of charitable capital.  Through the Lowndes Community Foundation (LCF), individuals, families, organizations, and corporations invest in the well-being of our communities by supporting the civic, educational, health, human services, and cultural activities that improve our lives.

How does LCF work?

  • LCF is managed by a Board composed of local citizens who understand our unique needs.
  • LCF is a community affiliate foundation that operates under the umbrella of CREATE Foundation.
  • CREATE provides financial technical assistance in endowment building, administration, investment management, and staff support.

How does LCF use fund earnings?

  • Only a portion of the earnings on the permanent endowment are spent each year as grants.
  • The local Lowndes Community Foundation Board manages its own grant-making process and selects projects, causes, and organizations to receive grants which provide enhancement for Columbus and Lowndes County.

Interested in learning more?

Whether you are interested in donating, want to learn about funding opportunities, are planning your annual charitable contributions, or are including charitable giving in your estate plan, we have the answers you need.