Connecting Our Community

We strive to increase livability across the Midlands and connecting residents to our community.

Connected Communities Grant Initiative

What makes residents love where they live? What draws people to a place and keeps them there? The Connected Communities grant initiative funds innovative philanthropic projects that connect residents to our community.

Connected Communities grants were inspired by “Soul of the Community” report, produced by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Gallup in 2010. The study was designed to find what emotionally attaches people to a community-what makes them want to put down roots and build a life there. Here’s what they found:

Connected Communities Impact Report

2018 Connected Communities Press Release

2017 Connected Communities Impact Report