enriching the well being of others

Philanthropy is the characteristic most often associated with foundations. The Community Foundation is distinctive in that it enables people of modest means to collectively enrich our communities in extraordinary ways.

Since its inception, the financial contributions from individuals, families, businesses and other foundations have enabled the Foundation to provide over 160 grants to projects, organizations and programs that affect our citizens. These grants, totaling over $375,000, have made a significant impact on the donors as well as those who have
directly benefited from receiving the grants.

Participating in philanthropy--giving of oneself for the benefit of all--enhances the community in two ways:

First, giving to improve the lives of others
Grants from the Foundation can support education and literacy, health, social services, and other charitable purposes. From safety helmets and books, to medical transportation and leadership development, the Foundation has enriched community life with over 160 financial grants. More than two dozen funds have already been established, with both short-term and perpetual life spans, whose purposes are either unrestricted or specific in focus. As the Foundation's assets and donor base grow, the impact of the grants to the community will grow as well.

Second, receiving by giving
Donors have indicated that meeting the needs of others by actively sharing their money, skills and time has given them an unparalleled sense of personal growth and satisfaction. Donor advised and designated funds provide a unique way to make philanthropy an ongoing part of life, engaging families in multigenerational conversations about priorities, passion and commitment.



Our Mission

As we engage in service-based philanthropy, we are committed to cultivating the dreams of our citizens; nurturing the possibilities for our communities; facilitating the leadership and developing the resources necessary to bring these dreams and possibilities into reality.

Our Vision

The New Richmond Area Community Foundation is the center point for service-based philanthropy, creating collaborative partnerships that identify needs in the communities we serve. We develop strategies to provide citizens in these communities with diverse opportunities to meet these needs through their commitment and the giving of time and financial resources.

Our Values

The New Richmond Area Community Foundation believes that being engaged in and giving back to one's community is an essential component of citizenship.