Our Mission & Vision

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Our Mission
The Community Foundation’s mission is to enrich the quality of life in our community by increasing perpetual giving, building community leadership and connecting donors with the causes they care about.

Our Vision
Is a vibrant community, with strong nonprofits that provide excellent services.

What Is A Community Foundation

Though not well known, the first community foundation was created almost a century ago. Today, over 700 community foundations manage more than $49.5 billion in charitable funds and distribute grants to local charities approaching $1 billion per year.

A community foundation is a not-for-profit enterprise that provides grant making and charitable services to a particular geographic area. Its collection of donor-created funds provides a source of charitable capital that is both permanent and flexible. That’s why community foundations are often thought of as a community’s “savings account”.

More About Our Community Foundation
Established in 2000, the Foundation is a public charity that advances local philanthropy, supports local non profits and responds to changing community needs. The Foundation is a member of the Community Foundations of Florida and the Council on Foundations. The foundation achieved National Standards Compliance for Community Foundations in February 2012. This is like the “Good Housekeeping Seal “ for community foundations. It assures donors the foundations policies and practices demonstrate accountability, and commitment to excellence and service. The Foundation’s primary goal is to improve the quality of life in Volusia, Flagler and Putnam counties by building philanthropy and connecting donors and the causes they care about – forever.

Donor-created charitable funds are managed for long-term growth, and help donors accomplish their giving objectives while also providing local nonprofits with a funding source that is recurring and sustainable.

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of local volunteers broadly representative of the community. Board members are familiar with the community and its needs, and have a duty to honor and preserve the purpose for which each fund was originally established.