Cliffs Residents Outreach (CRO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Our Mission

To provide resources to regional children that promote opportunities for lifelong success.


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About Us.

Since 2007,  Cliffs Residents Outreach (CRO), a 501(c), nonprofit corporation, has been committed to the mission of “Providing resources to regional children that promote opportunities for lifelong success.” While we support a wide variety of student programs, our focus centers on funding initiatives that relate to education and human services.

CRO is comprised of five CRO Communities which represent the Cliffs’ South Carolina Communities of Glassy, Valley & Mt. Park, Keowee Vineyards, Keowee Falls & Keowee Springs. Representatives from each of these CRO Communities serve as Directors of the CRO Corporate Board. Each CRO Community has a volunteer Advisory Council which works independently to support the needs of their local schools through fundraising and volunteering, all aligning with one consistent mission – enabling Upstate children to succeed.

The success of CRO is measured by the many benefits we have provided to our community school students. Through the generosity of our residents and community service partners, and the services of our committed volunteers, we have seen great things happen in our local schools.


  • A 100% Volunteer Organization Focused on Literacy, Nutrition and Mentoring for Kids in Greenville, Pickens and Oconee Counties in SC.
  • Each year CRO helps over 13,000 kids succeed – from early childhood to college – by raising over $700k and organizing over 18 thousand volunteer hours.
  • CRO has raised over $3M in the last 5 years, benefiting the kids of the Upstate.

CRO now has Gold tier status with GuideStar
(an independent group that provides info and ratings for all non-profits)

Quotes from Upstate School Superintendents:

Making A Difference

We are grateful for the financial support from our residents, corporate partners and individual community sponsors. Cliffs Residents Outreach (CRO) is making a difference in the lives of children in the Upstate through literacy, nutrition and mentoring programs. Donations which benefit multiple CRO Communities, Donor Advised Funds, and donations which require payment to CRO, Inc, 501(c)(3) should be made payable to:

CRO, Inc.
c/o Barb Adams, President
635 Garden Market, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Presenting Corporate Partner

CRO is grateful for the ongoing generous support of our Corporate Partners which plays an important part in reaching our goals. Please support them if you are in need of their goods or services, and join us in thanking them for their commitment to our mission!

Our Corporate Partners Make a Difference.

For information about becoming a Corporate Partner, please contact Scott Wallace


Most frequent questions and answers

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 organization. The CRO board meets quarterly.  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 5% of the budget.

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.

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.

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.

You may request a copy of the most recent IRS Form 990 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.

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