Your Community Foundation is 25 years old! Help kick-off the season of giving and make a gift today on #GivingTuesday – a national movement to encourage giving which reminds us all of the importance of philanthropy in our lives and our communities. You are generous and support our neighborhoods. Please give today, and continue to give every day, to help our region thrive.

This year, your feedback led your Community Foundation to a new vision: Thriving Philanthropy, Thriving Communities. We commit to:

  • strengthen our region;
  • help our donors give effectively in the communities they love; and
  • focus our own grantmaking and programs on improving the lives of children and adolescents living in poverty locally, beginning in 2017.

You asked us to act, and we did. We made an organization-wide commitment to addressing poverty in young people from before birth through age 24. In 2016, we hosted meetings and a regional forum to share strategies about this issue, listened to community members express their needs, and made grants from our own funds.

Now we need you.

Your gift supports us, so that we can continue to build on our successful history of promoting philanthropy for the well-being of our communities forever. With your generosity, we will continue to be the Community Foundation that supports philanthropists and builds strong nonprofits, while focusing and leveraging our grantmaking to make sure every child thrives.

To make an online gift, click to visit our giving site. If you have any questions or would like to speak with someone about your gift, please don’t hesitate to call Diana Leighton at 609-219-1800 x13.