Corporate Conscience. Corporate Citizenship. Corporate Impact. Caring about our community comes in many forms. We volunteer our time. We provide our professional services. We contribute to causes we care about.
The generosity of your business and employees supports the nonprofits that do important work in Bedford County. But with so many organizations and causes to choose from, how can your contributions have the most impact? The answer is simple: by supporting the Bedford County Community Fund.
This important source of grant funding for local nonprofits has the potential to reach every individual in the county, to support education, arts and culture, economic development, health and human services, and environmental and historic preservation.
A contribution to the Bedford County Community Fund is a contribution forever. By donating to this endowment, your corporate investment will help this fund grow, so it can make grants long after we are gone, supporting our nonprofit community and the important work they do for generations to come.
And while corporate giving certainly feels good, it is also good business. Studies show a company’s commitment to its community is key in the minds of its customers.
- More than seven out of ten Americans say a company’s commitment to causes is important when they decide which products and services to recommend to others. (Source: Cone Corporate Citizenship Study, the Role of Cause Branding)
- Employees whose companies support social issues are 40% more likely to say they are proud of their company’s values and are more likely to be loyal to their employers than companies who do not have such programs. (Source: Cone Corporate Citizenship Study, the Role of Cause Branding)
- Among shareholders who rated a company’s philanthropy favorably, nearly 80% say they will continue to invest in the company. (Source: National Philanthropy Benchmark Study, Council on Foundations and Walker Information)
Will your business make a pledge to the Bedford County Community Fund?
Contact our Bedford County Endowments Director Dina McGee to get started: (814) 623-0044 / [email protected].