What is a Community Foundation?

Community foundations are tax-exempt public charities dedicated to improving the quality of life in the areas they serve. They build and strengthen communities by making it possible for a wide range of donors to participate in creating, fueling, and directing funds to meet present and future needs.

Community foundations across the country advance philanthropy that is visionary, diverse, and inclusive.

For donors, we make it easy to give back to the community they care most about.
For communities, we ensure an informed, strategic, and sustained source of support.
For nonprofits, we provide funding with the added value of partnership and convening around critical local issues.