How We Do It
The Foundation fulfills its mission by adhering to donor's wishes to make grants to their favorite charities, by responding to the community’s top priorities and by undertaking initiatives in collaboration with other philanthropic leaders in the community.
Grants are made possible through the generosity of thousands of donors over three generations who have created funds or given to any one of the approximately 900 funds managed by The Foundation (including its affiliate the Valley Community Foundation).
- Unrestricted and preference funds distribute millions each year through the responsive new grants process to address the immediate needs of the community. These funds are also used to support Foundation initiatives that address current issues and seize opportunities for the benefit of the community.
- Donor advised, designated and Organization Funds name specific non-profits as beneficiaries and are not open to a competitive application process.
- Scholarship funds make distributions to educational institutions on behalf of the students who are awarded scholarships. Eligibility criteria for each scholarship varies.
Click here to read The Community Foundation's Guiding Principles for Nonprofits: Leadership, Evaluation and Sound Management.
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