The Community Foundation is a non-profit community fund. It is a creative, cost-effective and tax-efficient way for people to invest in their community. The Community Foundation 's resources come from gifts made by individuals, companies, foundations, and charitable organizations. These gifts are used to create charitable Funds, which provide resources for grant making and help make a positive difference in the community.
Unrestricted gifts from donors to The Community Foundation are distributed through the annual Unrestricted Grants Program, a competitive process designed to help nonprofit organizations meet changing needs in the CSRA Region. Grant applications are accepted from May 1st thru July 31st. Following an evaluation process, The Community Foundation awards grants based on identified community issues and the relative merit of the proposals received.