Beginning in 1997, The Community Foundation has provided a straightforward, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving. Our approach is simple - build a better community by making philanthropy easy.
Streamlined giving services for donors that make charitable giving easy, effective and enjoyable
Responsible and attentive management of charitable funds
Knowledge of our community and the nonprofit sector
Many people who consider establishing a private foundation or charitable trust discover that The Community Foundation is a more efficient, flexible and personal alternative to establishing a private foundation.
How it Works
The Community Foundation connects with donors, nonprofit organizations, businesses, government, community groups, individuals, and leaders to serve the current and future needs of the people throughout our region. We provide broad community leadership by bringing diverse groups of individuals and organizations together to develop community-wide solutions for problems and issues.
The Community Foundation receives gifts from individuals, corporations and organizations. These gifts are named and placed in endowment funds and invested to generate earnings. The Community Foundation coordinates with fund advisors to use these earnings to distribute grants to a variety of non-profit programs, organizations and other community-oriented charitable efforts that benefit area residents and organizations, as well as to distribute scholarships to local students.
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