As a community foundation, we are first and foremost stewards of our donors’ dollars. That means we devote considerable time to learning about the most pressing needs in our communities and helping donors find the best way to use their generous dollars.

Donor funds are distributed through grants and scholarships:

Competitive Grants

are awarded to nonprofits and similar organizations based on predetermined requirements.

Donor Advised Grants

are awarded to nonprofits and similar organizations, with consideration given to recommendations from our donors.


are distributed to individuals for educational purposes based on predetermined criteria and awarded through a committee process.