Funding Sources

Community Impact Endowment
The Community Impact Endowment (CIE) is a permanently endowed fund supported by more than 100 generous donors. This endowment gives the Community Foundation flexibility to respond to unmet needs in the community, as they arise and vary from year to year. These unrestricted gifts of more than $14 million provide permanent capital to pursue innovative ideas that improve quality of life in our community. We appreciate the thoughtfulness of the caring donors who have given a gift to this fund, and encourage you to read this story about one of the organizations benefitting from their gifts.

A special thank you to the many contributors to the Community Impact Endowment.

The corpus of this fund is invested in accordance with the Community Foundation's Investment Policy. Distributions from this fund provide grants generation after generation. In that respect, the Community Impact Endowment acts as the social capital for the future of our community.

The following grants are made possible by the Community Impact Endowment:

Other Funding Sources
These grant opportunities are made possible by a donor's desire to support specific community issues such as the arts, education, and childhood hunger. One story that may resonate with many of you is that of local artist Isabel Bloom. Read this story and learn about how her legacy will support the local arts for generations to come.

The following grants are made possible by Charitable Funds:

 

Private Foundations
The Community Foundation provides administrative and grantmaking services to private foundations. 

Email us at grants@cfgrb.org if you have any additional questions.

"Through his estate, Ed wanted to provide for his family and give something back to the community."

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Robert and Hazel Cowles knew they wanted to support the community's needs long into the future, so they turned to the Community Foundation to meet their charitable goals.
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