Our Focus



Our Mission

Fostering creative partnerships to build rewarding lives and thriving communities.

Our Vision

Communities alive with partnerships demonstrating the power of giving.

Our Goal

Thriving communities for all ages.

2015 Key Strategies

  • Embrace the role of change agent through leadership, convening power, collaboration, and grantmaking.
  • Strengthen nonprofits in terms of efficiency, effectiveness, and leadership.
  • Build more effective and engaged nonprofit boards in our communities.

As a community foundation, we:

  • Are a tax-exempt public charity with the goal of improving the quality of life in our area.
  • Are governed by a Board of Trustees and committees of local residents who volunteer their time and talent.
  • Are managed by professional staff who are knowledgeable of our community's needs, fund management, philanthropy, estate planning and grant making.
  • Connect donors to the causes that matter most to them, now and forever.
  • Build stronger communities by meeting the critical needs of nonprofits so they can serve their clients.
  • Increase community impact by pooling or coordinating resources from our permanent and donor-advised funds and our partner funders.
  • Take a leadership role in developing special initiatives to explore and tackle critical community issues.

The Foundation is committed to bettering our community through grants and scholarships.

Grants and Scholarships

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