Here's How We Do It:
From our headquarters in St. Cloud, we provide centralized services and specialized expertise for our partner Community Foundations, allowing them to better serve their respective communities.
Our dedicated board and staff work closely with a network of volunteers, donors, nonprofits and professional advisors from across the communities we serve to create opportunities for lasting impact. These opportunities include:
- Helping donors make a greater impact by setting up and managing charitable funds that support their personal passions and philanthropic goals.
- Offering a single hub for local charitable donations.
- Working with each Foundation to award grants supporting projects that will offer real benefits to the communities.
- Promoting the ongoing activities, opportunities and successes of the Foundations in ways that attract new donors and partners.
- Engaging today’s leaders and influencers across our communities while developing dynamic and effective ways to support the next generation.
Here's Who We Are...
Strengthen local communities by empowering community foundations.
We believe in…
- Capturing and preserving the legacy of our donors … Forever
- Our duty to provide unparalleled, personalized service to our donors
- Inspiring philanthropy across generations
- Utilizing financial resources as a tool to bring about lasting, positive change
- Our responsibility to serve as a trusted local leader and community catalyst, building connections between people who share a common geography
- Community-We bring people together to leave our world better than we found it. Everyone is welcome at the Community Foundation table.
- Integrity - We recognize that our assets are our people, capital and reputation. If any of these is ever diminished, the last is the most difficult to restore.
- Commitment - We possess an authentic and genuine dedication to the communities and people we serve.
- Innovation -We are committed to being flexible and improving what we do and how we do it, each and every day.
- Optimism -We have a “can-do” attitude that inspires creative solutions.
- Diversity -We integrate the diversity of our local communities in our discussions and actions.
- Generosity -We nurture a "pay-it-forward" approach that supports community-based philanthropy to grow and serve local communities.