Our Mission? To improve the quality of life in Hampshire County by connecting people who care with the causes that matter to them most.
Our Vision? To Gather Grow and Grant. Our goal is to build or gather a permanent endowment for our community. Gifts of any amount build our local strength. Rather than spend your gift, we invest it, and grow its worth. Then, each year, earnings from investment are used to provide grants and scholarships to the charities and needy members of our community.
But, what exactly is a community foundation?
A community foundation is a tax-exempt public charity created by and for the people in a local area. It enables people with philanthropic interests to easily and effectively support the issues they care about — immediately, or through their will. Donors can establish a charitable fund at the Community Foundation by contributing a variety of assets and may also recommend grants — in their name, if they choose — to nonprofit groups they want to support. Learn more about being a donor!
2020 Advisory Board
Patty Austin, Chair
Debra Champ, Vice Chair
Tina Ladd, Secretary
Executive Director, Michael Whalton
Director of Affiliates, Amy Pancake
Director of Finance and Administration, Felicia Fuller
Program Manager, Karin Hammann Dunn