We are dedicated to helping grow a vibrant local economy.

A community thrives because of its people,  businesses, educational institutions, local government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and natural resources. The Community Foundation is committed to strengthening our local economy and natural resources.

To positively impact community development in our community, we focus on:

  • Reducing the unemployment rate to at or below the national average
  • Providing support for housing development
  • Supporting the conservation, preservation, or enhancement of our area’s natural resources
  • Supporting small businesses, entrepreneurship, and workforce development
  • Strengthening the capacity of local community partners
  • Encouraging community involvement in thriving arts and cultural opportunities or nature

Learn more about grantmaking or how you can give to efforts in this area. You can also download our updated community development grantmaking guidelines.