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Urgent Needs Fund
This Fund was created to mobilize local giving and cross-sector community support efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds will be granted to local organizations that are providing vital services to individuals and families across our five-county region who are being disproportionately impacted by the instability and economic consequences of the outbreak.
FOCUS Fund Endowment
This Endowment was designed to impact broad community needs and interests in our five-county region. The Endowment offers a flexible response to current, immediate regional needs as well as provides a permanent funding source for the future needs of the region.
This Endowment supports the work of the Community Foundation, including its operations. A gift to the Endowment ensures that there are long-term resources available to support the mission and work of the Community Foundation.
The County Endowments are designed to impact broad community needs and interests within each county. Community Foundation Board Directors from a specific county determine grants annually to be awarded to nonprofit organizations providing programs and services within their corresponding county.
The Youth Endowment supports programs and services benefiting youth in the five-county region and is granted out by our Youth Advisory Council (YAC) students in each county. YAC involves youth as decision makers and leaders in their communities and helps students participate in local philanthropy and volunteerism.
This Fund allows us to use contributions toward areas of greatest need without restriction.