The mission of the Community Foundation is to transform our region into a more vital, caring community. We employ a number of strategies in pursuit of this goal. Among them are those that focus on grants, scholarships and other resources that serve our partners, the nonprofit agencies and organizations that enrich our community.
A community foundation is a lot more than just a place to get a grant or scholarship. Believing that one of our functions is to foster a culture of giving, we also advocate for greater philanthropic activity and build awareness of the rewards and joys of local giving and volunteering. Additionally, we provide consultation and encouragement to non-profits, technical assistance, help in structuring a grant proposal, suggestions for collaborative approaches to an issue, convening and facilitation services, links to other funders, etc.
We also provide endowment building and management consultation to non-profits that can help ensure their long-term viability.