Overview of Our Grantmaking
In 2012, the Foundation distributed $30 million to more than 1,300 community organizations. As the community foundation for the entire state, we fund a wide range of initiatives and projects, many of which are determined by the charitable interests of our donors.
Honoring Donor Intent
More than half of the grant dollars awarded by the Foundation come from designated or donor advised funds, meaning donors designate or recommend the organizations to which the funds are distributed.
Our Key Sectors
Through our discretionary grants, representing 44% of our grantmaking in 2011, the Foundation invests in the following six key sectors:
Our Signature Initiatives
In 2010, we began to increase our attention and resources within two of these sectors, education and health, to raise awareness of these critical issues and to position the Foundation as a catalyst for change. Our signature initiatives focus on: