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The mission of the Garnet Trust Foundation is to help promote, support, and advance charitable organizations and causes, educate the general public regarding these charitable organizations and causes, and to make positive impacts on communities.

About The Foundation

Who We Are

Garnet Trust Foundation helps educate the general public in South Carolina and the communities in which the South Carolina student-athletes live about charitable organizations and causes, and how the public can get involved and make a positive impact through these organizations.

We cultivate relationships with charitable organizations throughout South Carolina and the communities in which South Carolina student-athletes live.

Direct funding to local charitable causes

Raise awareness for important causes

Develop a culture of giving back

Our Board

Barry Bodiford
Markeshia Grant
Candace Knox
Marcus Lattimore
Ken Long
Tim Packer
Brent Skinner


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What will the Garnet Trust Foundation do?

We will come alongside non-profits to help them reach their fundraising goals.

Why should I donate to the Garnet Trust Foundation?

We will work with many different charities in Columbia and throughout the state, and your donation will help those organizations. Our goal is to support the South Carolina charities and nonprofit organizations that are selected as partners.

We will collect a small percentage to cover our operational costs, a large segment of which includes legal fees to ensure that we are ultimately not only compliant but ahead of all current and future NIL regulations.

Financial transparency is important to us, and we’re proud to have our distinguished board members to ensure our success.

Garnet Trust Foundation is a non-profit organization and has been granted tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).

Is the Garnet Trust Foundation utilizing NIL?

Yes, we will use the NIL of student-athletes to help market and obtain the fundraising goals set by partner charities.

Are my donations 100% tax-deductible?

Yes. Garnet Trust Foundation has been granted tax-exempt status as an organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3). Consult a tax professional for advice.

How are the charities selected?

Our goal is to work with charities that align with the values instilled by the University of South Carolina. Ultimately, the Board of Directors will make the final decision on which charities receive marketing and funding.

If I’m with a charity, how do I connect with the Garnet Trust Foundation?

Please email us at

Are there volunteer opportunities?

If you would like to help us, please email us at

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