Record Week for Grantmaking
July 7, 2011
Just last month the Community Foundation distributed a record amount of grants into the community via our donor advisors. During the last week of our 2011 fiscal year, the Foundation awarded 68 grants totaling $1,149,025 to help support local charitable organizations and their missions. Once the official numbers are tallied and audited, we are confident 2011 will represent the Foundation’s largest charitable impact with more than $9 million invested into our community!
“The lingering financial downturn and tough economic climate means charities are struggling as never before to raise funds and meet the surge in demand for their services,” said Board Chair Hagood Tighe. “The Foundation’s focus on increasing philanthropy in our community through collaboration and grants is helping to address this need.”
Thank you to each and every one of our donors who make our work in the community possible! With your help, we are making the philanthropic pie in the Midlands bigger.