What is a Community Foundation?
If you think a community foundation is a nonprofit organization created by local residents to improve their communities, you’re right. But that’s just the beginning.
We work with donors, grantees, advisers and our communities to identify and support the issues that shape our area. By bringing people together around a common mission, and creating links between resources and your vision for the future, we’re helping ensure that our communities remain vital and strong.
We seek to effect positive change in the community by awarding grants to benefit the arts, community development, education, the environment, youth, health and human services, and emerging community needs.
Through funds started by generous donors who care about developing the minds and skills of the next generation, we award scholarships of all sizes, to benefit all kinds of students.
The bottom line: It’s about loving where you live.
"I believe the Community Foundation represents all that is good in this community, people helping people, encouraging and facilitating philanthropy, all to help us continue to offer an excellent quality of life and achieve the goals and vision we have for ourselves and our children." - Former Trustee Gary Post