A Message to the Community

Because of people like you—people who care deeply about our region—we were ready and equipped to help our community.

What’s your best wish for our region?

This year, we were so grateful for the opportunity to celebrate 30 years of helping our donors make their best wishes for our community come true and creating legacies that will last forever.

We are proud to say that, since 1990, we have been able to invest more than $110 million dollars in grants and charitable distributions in our community on behalf of donors. That figure represents more than 28,000 individual donors and hundreds of local causes that have been able to grow and provide much needed support for our friends and neighbors, right here in our community.

It’s also been a challenging year, with hardships for many.

Still, because of people like you—people who care deeply about our region—we were ready and equipped to help our community. When the pandemic and lockdown hit our region, we already were working to help local donors to deploy help.

We were quick to leverage this aspect of community foundation work—our adaptability—and put it into motion at a greater speed than we’ve ever seen before. Within less than two weeks, we were able to create the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund and begin providing local emergency funding to nonprofits responding to urgent health, human services, and economic needs.

For this year, we are happy to report that your community foundation continues to grow, even during this unusual time. Our assets grew from $78 million to $82.5 million as of this June 30. We made grants and charitable distributions of $10,180,000 and received donations from 5,182 separate donors totaling $14,697,954.

Those numbers are a testament to the vision of our founding members as well as to our community, to donors, and to our hardworking nonprofit partners. We are a community that always steps up to help when help is needed. We are grateful for each one of you and inspired by the heart you have for people in our region.

We are honored to help you show your love for our community, now and always.

 

Mark E. Pasquerilla, Board Chair
Mike Kane, President and Executive Director

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