We’re all in this together!

We’re all in this together!

When you’re part of a community foundation, you know you’re maximizing the results of your charitable involvement, no matter which causes you support. Why? Here are three reasons:

1.Big impact.

Your community foundation offers unparalleled opportunities to learn about causes and initiatives in the community that are making a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Passionate about early childhood education? Your community foundation can tell you about innovative programs and organizations that are moving the needle. Looking for two or three charities that need immediate funding, even if just a few hundred dollars, to fill gaps in their technology? Your community foundation has its finger on the pulse of the most immediate and pressing needs in our region. Interested in learning how you and your family can support a favorite cause through your estate plan? Your community foundation can put you in touch with the right experts. The bottom line is that your community foundation knows how to help you make an impact in the ways that are right for you.

2.Great connections.

One of the most valuable reasons to be part of the community foundation is the quality of relationships you can build with other donors. Your community foundation has created a well-connected family of giving, and you’re part of it. Ask the team at the community foundation to introduce you to other donors who care about the same causes you’re supporting. You can even let the community foundation know that you’d be happy to host a gathering of donors, in your home or at one of your favorite nonprofits, to share ideas and stories about making a difference.

3.Lots of options.

The team at your community foundation understands that giving to favorite causes means a lot more to you than just writing checks or using a credit card to donate online. We know that philanthropy is an important part of your life because it helps you stay connected and thriving in the community you love. That’s why the community foundation offers many giving vehicles, so you can choose the ones that best meet your needs. Options include donor-advised funds, field of interest funds, designated funds, unrestricted funds, online giving tools, giving circles, and scholarship funds.

Right now we are offering an online Grants Catalog for organizations with endowments at the Foundation. They are requesting help with a variety of items including things as simple as a case of paper to sponsorship for MHS Band students to participate in a music festival, to help with the windows project at an area nursing home. You can donate funds online to help participating organizations meet their goals or you are also welcome to buy the item and donate directly to the organization. For details, go to our homepage, click the Grants Catalog button in the right column and start shopping.

Thank you for the opportunity to celebrate philanthropy, together!