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What is a Community Foundation?

Community foundations are independent public charities created by and for the people within a local area. They work with donors to establish and manage charitable funds that cover a wide range of philanthropic interests. There are more than 700 community foundations within the United States including the Community Foundation of Northwest Florida, serving communities and areas of Northwest Florida.

Community foundations work with donors who have an interest in long-term charitable giving. The donor directs his/her philanthropic gifts to the charity of their choice, and the donor enjoys as much or as little recognition as they wish. The Community Foundation manages the funds, distributes gifts on behalf of the donor, provides the accounting function, and satisfies all government reporting requirements. This arrangement leaves the donor free to focus only on their charitable interests.


“The Community Foundation of Northwest Florida identified high-performing grantees working in the key service areas identified in our funding guidelines, and we are pleased with how well your selections met our requirements.”

Amy Holmes, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

“Our Community Foundation has been a well-kept secret for too long, and we are working to educate people along the Gulf Coast of the value of this institution.”

J. Mort O'Sullivan

“Since its formation we have seen the Community Foundation grow and provide grants to many areas of need. We have continued to provide funding to support its activities.”

John David Finlay, Jr.

“More than 15 years ago several members of our community began to discuss the need for a community foundation to serve our area. After seeing the success of similar foundations in other communities, we felt that Northwest Florida needed the services of such a foundation.”

John S. Carr

“Our Community Foundation played a vital role in helping people impacted by the BP oil spill. Without our foundation, many families would not have received the help they needed.”

Mike Wiggins