Community Foundations are:
- Tax-exempt public charities dedicated to improving the communities they serve.
- Comprised of many funds established by separate donors to carry out their charitable interests to improve communities within a defined geographic area.
- Based on a philanthropic model of endowed funds – invested to grow over the long-term, with the earnings available annually for charitable giving.
- Designed to pool donations for coordinated investment to provide sustained long term support for that region in the form of grants, scholarships and other resources.
Connecting People who Care with Causes that Matter
Is a nonprofit that you are involved with interested in exploring an endowment? Our Community Foundation will be hosting a free brown bag lunch program in the next several weeks. Endowments 101: Are You Ready to Consider an Endowment? This 30-minute presentation will...read more
Roice-Hurst Humane Society Establishes Endowment. Roice-Hurst Executive Director, Anna Stout, and her board of directors have a dream: to build a million dollar endowment to support their animal care programs in perpetuity. After many years of struggling...read more
Our regional Community Foundation manages dozens of permanent endowment funds to benefit specific nonprofit organizations. These endowments are either set up by a donor to support an organization he or she supported generously over the years (a “designated...read more
Our regional community foundation works with civic-minded leaders in local communities to build permanent funds for community good. We are proud of our affiliation with several other community foundations and geographic area funds in our region. We provide expertise in planned giving and charitable legacy gift planning, manage investments and provide grants for our affiliates to distribute in their communities.