“I don’t think of myself as a philanthropist. Most people just want to give something back. I feel fortunate that I am in a position to do that.”
-Kamari Collins, CFWM Trustee and Annual Fund contributor
The Community Foundation Annual Fund is the primary vehicle through which individuals and businesses can provide immediate support to address our community’s greatest needs and opportunities, from seeding new and innovative solutions to improve life in our region, to expanding the skills, knowledge and funding resources for our nonprofits, to helping local students realize college dreams. The Community Foundation is the leading public funder in our region, and relies on nearly 150 volunteers and the support of our generous community to help advance the causes that grow our community and create sustainable vitality in our region.
Thanks to the support of our community last year, the Foundation was able to:
- Provide $2.1 million in scholarships and loans to 800 students;
- Make 1,464 grants to nonprofit organizations totaling $6.9 million; and
- Raise $1.5 million on Valley Gives day for 407 local nonprofits.
Your gift to the Community Foundation Annual Fund, no matter the amount, makes a difference in the community. When you support the Community Foundation Annual Fund, you are coming together with your neighbors, and helping to transform the blueprint of your community.
To learn more about making a difference through the Community Foundation Annual Fund, please contact Jenny Papageorge, director of Development at 413-732-2858.
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