Frequently Asked Questions


How is CRO governed?

Cliffs Residents Outreach is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit South Carolina corporation with defined by-laws. A Board of Directors consisting of a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer with additional Board Members representing all Upstate SC Cliffs communities governs the CRO umbrella organization. The CRO Board meets quarterly and rotates meeting locations throughout its communities. Volunteer Advisory Councils govern the CRO Communities of Glassy, Valley & Mt. Park, Keowee Vineyards, Keowee Falls and Keowee Springs. The Board is proud to report that general and administrative costs represent less than 2% of the budget.

What are example CRO programs?

Most community programs fall under these categories: Educational Programs (as requested by the schools,) Nutritional, Family Resources, ECD-Early Childhood Education and Student/Family crisis situations. Contact your community Advisory Council for specific program information.

How are children and families selected to receive CRO assistance?

Each CRO Community selects nearby school(s) and the programs aligned with the CRO mission of enabling Upstate children to succeed. The Advisory Councils work with the schools and programs to identify, select, and evaluate the impact of CRO support.

How can I support CRO?

You can support CRO by volunteering your time and your talents as well as through financial donations. Residents wishing to volunteer should contact your community Advisory Council members. Tax deductible donations may be made on-line by credit card or by mailing a check and may be designated to a specific CRO Community. See the Donate button on your community website for additional information.

Where can I view CRO financials?

You may request a copy of the most recent IRS Form 9990 or the current CRO Board Financials by contacting the CRO Treasurer. You may request a copy of a specific CRO Community Advisory Council Budget Plan by contact their Treasurer, each of whose contact information is located on the “Donate” page.