How exactly does the Community Foundation help our region and my community?

For three decades we’ve raised and deployed funds and resources to where they can be used for the greater good of our communities. Our current impact can be seen in our significant annual grantmaking to hundreds of local nonprofits—as well as helping area students access and finish higher education with scholarships and interest-free loans. A key part of our focused vision is growing our role as a catalyst for change in our region.

Our Impact on the Region: Fiscal Year 2020

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS
$32.2 Million
TOTAL DONORS
1,341
TOTAL GRANTS AWARDED
$8.7 Million
SCHOLARSHIPS & INTEREST-FREE LOANS AWARDED
$2 Million
Students Supported
867

Our Impact By County

Contributions
$1.1 Million
Grants Awarded
$882,301
Scholarships & Interest-free Loans Awarded
$202,325
Students Supported
88
Contributions
$1.3 Million
Grants Awarded
$1,716,252
Scholarships & Interest-free Loans Awarded
$313,850
Students Supported
154
Contributions
$26.2 Million*
Grants Awarded
$3,301,500
Scholarships & Interest-free Loans Awarded
$1,377,675
Students Supported
583

*Includes $22 Million transferred from Bank of America

Stories

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