Gamecock Foundation

aka The Gamecock Foundation   |   Columbia, SC   |
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Gamecock Foundation

EIN: 46-1417720


The Gamecock Foundation is a charity started by University of South Carolina students and alumni with the purpose of helping other fellow students and alumni in need.

Ruling year info


Chairman of the Board

Alex Waelde

Main address

2110 N Beltline Blvd

Columbia, SC 29204 USA

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Subject area info

Basic and emergency aid

Population served info


NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Emergency Financial Aid

We provide emergency financial assistance to students that acutely find themselves in need of help.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Estimated number of funding dollars secured for the sector

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served


Related Program

Emergency Financial Aid

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success


Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our Goal: To assist students currently attending The University of South Carolina. Students who suffer a traumatic or life changing event can reach out to The Gamecock Foundation and request assistance with something in their life. The Gamecock Foundation does not give direct monetary/cash assistance. If a student is awarded financial aid/funding it will be dispersed in the form of tangible goods, direct check payment to vendor, and/or gift card/restricted EFT.

To reach our goal of helping students and alumni of the University of South Carolina we will employ many strategies. Our main strategy will be to solicit donations from the community as well as local and national businesses. We will also on occasion hold raffles and special events to raise money.

We have the capacity to make a real difference with the community because of our connections with the local community, current students, former students, and business owners in the Columbia area.

We have accomplished getting ourselves off the ground, getting certified with the right professional authorities, and creating a brand. We have not yet accomplished our funding goals as we are a newer charity and are building things from the ground up. We anticipate growing exponentially in the coming months/years.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Gamecock Foundation

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gamecock Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $2,336
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $0
Program Services $0
Administration $0
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $0

Gamecock Foundation

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $0
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $14,261


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chairman of the Board

Alex Waelde

Alex is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. Alex has been involved with many charitable organizations over the years from Make-A-Wish to Relay for Life. This is actually the second charitable organization Alex has founded his first being in High School. Alex wanted to give back to the Gamecock community so him along with other fellow students founded The Gamecock Foundation.

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Gamecock Foundation

Board of directors
as of 10/22/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Alexander Waelde

Jack Balogh

The Gamecock Foundation

Cortland Parrott

The Gamecock Foundation

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/31/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/31/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.