Ten Reasons People Choose Community Foundations


We are a local organization with deep roots in the community, and part of a nationwide movement whose support we build and share.


We build permanent funds and those that can respond to immediate needs, helping our communities ensure vital futures.


We bring donors to the table as community builders, working closely with them to align their philanthropic vision with the community’s needs.


We multiply the impact of gift dollars by pooling them with other gifts.


We identify long-term needs and opportunities and invest in solutions that let our communities guide their own future.


We believe that diversity is strength, so we bring the entire community together to stimulate new ideas, build participation and strengthen community philanthropy.


We take a broad and inclusive view of what a community is, and provide grants to the widest possible range of organizations and initiatives.


We are transparent and reputable stewards of community resources, committed to being accountable, accessible and responsive.


We provide highly personal and flexible service, accepting a wide variety of assets and offering donors maximum tax advantage.


We build community vitality – the unique and essential spirit that flourishes when people believe their community holds possibilities for everyone.