To inspire donor generosity and transform it into meaningful, lasting impact through charitable gifts.


To be the primary partner for donors who want to advance the community’s quality of life and capacity for excellence.

Core Values

Stewardship – We will support and preserve donor intent.
Collaboration – We will act as a catalyst and partner with others to build a better tomorrow.
Excellence – We will meet or exceed expectations in all we do.
Integrity – We will act ethically in every relationship.
Respect – We will honor the dignity and worth of all.

Inclusion Statement

Community Foundations have the unique ability to work with donors of diverse backgrounds and interests. Diversity includes people of different ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, identifications, ages, classes, circumstances, religions, abilities, geographies and philosophies.

  • The Community Foundation of Shelby County welcomes all who wish to start or give to a charitable fund for the betterment of our region and beyond. We seek donors and partners who are individuals of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and perspectives.
  • We offer our services, resources and knowledge to diverse organizations and donors and commit our resources to help support diverse cultures, philosophies and experiences.
  • As the people’s philanthropy, we believe anyone at any income level can be a philanthropist.