30 Jul, 2020

Fundraising in Uncertain Times

Fundraising in Uncertain Times Economic recessions are a fact of life. They are not easy times; however, we need to embrace these time periods rather than sit in idle as a fundraiser. Missions need to go on and so does fundraising, because recession or not, donors like to give. Keep in mind gifts sizes may

2 Apr, 2020

The CARES Act and other information that can help your nonprofit

As COVID-19 upends every aspect of our life, the service of nonprofits has never been needed more.  The passing of the CARES Act has given your nonprofit opportunities to sustain your mission during these unprecedented times. CARES Act – Loan Opportunities Paycheck Protection Program This program provides nonprofits with funds to pay up to eight

9 Mar, 2020

How to Donate Wisely

How to donate wisely Tips for Choosing a Charity Giving to charity is very fulfilling. Though, you need to make sure you are giving to reputable charities. Donor transparency is shaping how donors like you are giving. It is essential to know that your gifts are used correctly. Raising awareness about charity fraud is a

5 Feb, 2020

Learning about IRA Gifts

 Learning about IRA Gifts After years of deliberate saving and investing, your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) has grown.  It may even exceed your need for daily living expenses and create a tax burden. How can you reduce the burden and do something special with the annual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)? Give it to charity. The

13 Dec, 2019

2019-2020 Scholarship Season has started

2019-2020 Scholarship Season has started! Are you a high school, college, or adult student looking for financial assistance for your education? Thanks to our generous donors, the Community Foundation oversees more than 70 scholarship funds that provide around 190 scholarship opportunities to help talented and passionate students attain their dreams. This year we added a

13 Dec, 2019

Match Day 2019 Conclusion

We are pleased to announce that Match Day 2019 was a success because of You!  All 16 organization met their match and are ready to do some good with the proceeds.  Below is the list of the final totals for all 16 organizations.   GRAND TOTAL - $377,791.12 Alpha Community Center - $41,051.79 Big Brothers Big

8 Nov, 2019

Match Day 2019

MATCH DAY 2019 Double YOUR Impact! The Community Foundation is again sponsoring Match Day on Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, to celebrate our 67 years of community philanthropy.  Last year this event raised $280,603.76 for our local community.  This year on Match Day, sixteen 501(c)(3) organizations who have organization funds at the Community Foundation will be

18 Oct, 2019

New-Skills Scholarship Program

New-Skills Scholarship Program We are expanding our current scholarship program to tailor to individuals pursuing the “other four-year degree.” Not every student that advances into higher education signs up for a four-year curriculum.  Some high school graduates and post-graduates seek job training that lasts a year or two and then places them into the workforce.