Transforming community through philanthropy.

Why Give

Why should I invest in my community through the Foundation?

The Community Foundation exists to make it easy for you to be a philanthropist. By investing your charitable dollars in the community through The Community Foundation you can be sure that your philanthropic goals will be carried out the way you intend.

Experience. Since 1961, the Foundation has built a reputation for honesty and integrity. Our board and dedicated staff work diligently to ensure that the grants we make reflect the original donor’s intent and heart for this community.

Expertise. Tired of the hassles of writing numerous charitable checks? We can help. Want to set-up a scholarship for your alma mater? We can do that, too.  Want to know which nonprofits in our area provide after-school programs for children? We can tell you! In fact, we are ready to help you find the answers to all of your charitable questions.

Flexibility. Donors may establish named funds or remain anonymous, select a general charitable purpose or choose a very specific one, make modest gifts or large ones, create a fund all at once or build a fund’s assets over time. Know your passion and choose how to fund it.

Still have questions? We have answers.

Why not a private foundation?