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  1. 1. Empowering donors, enriching the community .
  2. 2. What is a Community Foundation? <ul><li>A community foundation is a permanent philanthropic instrument of, by and for its community . Its essential task is to maintain a pool of endowment funds, donated by many people and institutions, and invested to produce income for charitable grants to benefit the entire community. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Defining Characteristics Community Foundations <ul><li>Mission to improve quality of life in service area </li></ul><ul><li>Tax exempt public charity </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals, families, businesses and organizations create permanent charitable funds </li></ul><ul><li>Funds are professionally invested and administered </li></ul><ul><li>Governed by a volunteer board of leading citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Managed by a professional staff with expertise in serving both donors and their communities </li></ul>
  4. 4. A Community Foundation is a Great Asset….Why? <ul><li>Community needs outweigh current charitable funding </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a LOCAL vehicle to people wishing to leave a charitable legacy </li></ul><ul><li>Lends financial knowledge so that area non-profits can build endowments </li></ul><ul><li>Becomes a permanent philanthropic resource of, by, and for the community </li></ul>
  5. 5. How A Community Foundation Works <ul><li>Citizens, businesses, and interested parties donate money, real estate, art, and investment to the Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Assets are placed in structured funds, managed by the Foundation: Discretionary, Designated, Field of Interest, Advised, or Scholarship Funds </li></ul><ul><li>Donors & Foundation staff determine the best structure to meet Donor goals </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation staff make community grants based on the parameters of the available funds </li></ul>
  6. 6. It’s Our Turn <ul><li>First community foundation created in Cleveland in 1914 </li></ul><ul><li>The Boston Foundation, created in 1915, has assets nearing $650 Million </li></ul><ul><li>14 community foundations in Massachusetts; 3 formed in the last few years </li></ul><ul><li>Greater Plymouth County underserved by neighboring community foundations </li></ul>
  7. 7. The need is here . Greater Plymouth County has limited philanthropic resources to: <ul><li>Support art & cultural centers, health and human services, and programming for seniors and youth </li></ul><ul><li>Balance environmental & growth pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to the needs of diverse communities </li></ul><ul><li>Address challenging economic and community development issues </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why Now? <ul><li>Momentum from current capital projects </li></ul><ul><li>Fastest growing region in Commonwealth </li></ul><ul><li>Continue developing regional cultural assets </li></ul><ul><li>Proven and emerging leadership </li></ul>
  9. 9. A Community Foundation Complements Existing Efforts <ul><li>Supports a broad range of interest areas </li></ul><ul><li>Enables region to attract national funding </li></ul><ul><li>Independent of more limited private philanthropic interests </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulates and structures longer-term charitable giving </li></ul><ul><li>Endowed funds help area non-profits weather lean times </li></ul>
  10. 10. Communities to Be Served <ul><li>Abington </li></ul><ul><li>Avon </li></ul><ul><li>Bridgewater </li></ul><ul><li>Brockton </li></ul><ul><li>Carver </li></ul><ul><li>Cohasset </li></ul><ul><li>Duxbury </li></ul><ul><li>East Bridgewater </li></ul><ul><li>Easton </li></ul><ul><li>Halifax </li></ul><ul><li>Hanover </li></ul><ul><li>Hanson </li></ul><ul><li>Hingham </li></ul><ul><li>Hull </li></ul><ul><li>Kingston </li></ul><ul><li>Lakeville </li></ul><ul><li>Marshfield </li></ul><ul><li>Middleborough </li></ul><ul><li>Norwell </li></ul><ul><li>Pembroke </li></ul><ul><li>Plymouth </li></ul><ul><li>Plympton </li></ul><ul><li>Rockland </li></ul><ul><li>Scituate </li></ul><ul><li>Stoughton </li></ul><ul><li>West Bridgewater </li></ul><ul><li>Whitman </li></ul>
  11. 11. Moving Forward on Four Fronts <ul><li>Organization and Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Initial programs </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul>
  12. 12. * Educate others * Consider a Board position * Refer interested donors * Share information Thank You

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