A philanthropist can be anyone who gives anything — time, money, experience, and skills, —- in any amount to create a better world.
But why give through a community foundation?
And what is a community foundation anyway? In simplest terms its just a collection of funds, most permanently endowed, and all designed to provide resources for a particular geographic area, for such things as community projects, social service agencies, education enhancements, scholarships, child welfare, healthcare, your senior center, the list is almost endless.
Community foundations are literally a resource for all citizens and particularly for regional and local non-profits. We provide grants for worthwhile charitable projects, educational opportunities, fundraising consultation, planned giving expertise, and perhaps most importantly, personalized donor services.
To the right of the screen seen a menu of donor topics you may wish to explore as you examine why philanthropy at any level is vital to our community.