1: One who practices goodwill to fellow members of the human race,
especially in their active effort to promote human welfare
When you think of the word
do you think of people like
Bill and Melinda Gates? They do, indeed, qualify as modern
philanthropists, but you don’t have to be wealthy to do good works with
your hard-earned money.
Become a philanthropist now by
contributing to The Shenandoah Community Foundation - a non-profit
public foundation that provides for the administration and investment
of gifts and bequests primarily for the benefit of Shenandoah County.
Needs served by the Foundation may be broad in scope or they may be
targeted to something very specific.
Determining where your charitable assets might
most direct and lasting impact can often be a frustrating and
time-consuming process. One huge advantage offered by the
Shenandoah Community Foundation is our ability to pool donated funds
for maximum investment leverage, minimal administrative costs and tax
savings for the donors.
We keep local dollars working in our own
community to meet local needs.
No Worthier Cause...Foundation Awards $45,000 to Shenandoah County Free Clinic
The Shenandoah Community Foundation recently awarded a total of $45,000 to the Capital Building Campaign of the Shenandoah County Free Clinic
The grant monies came from three donor-advised funds maintained by the
Foundation: the Dr. Jacob and Diane Haun Fund, the William C.
"Ches" and Evelyn E. Lambert Memorial Fund, and the Donald H. Albright
The recent grants were in addition to an earlier
$5,000 grant awarded to the Clinic this past spring through the
Woodstock Anonymous Fund.
"We are honored to be able to
support the tremendous work of the Shenandoah County Free Clinic and
are grateful to our donors for their generosity," said Foundation
President, Jeff Dalke.
Dalke continued, "The great thing
about these grants is that they came from 'donor-advised funds' that
were established years ago. When the donors started their Funds
they didn't know what worthy causes might arise in the future.
But this year, when the Free Clinic was raising money for its Building
Campaign, the donors were able to recommend that money from their Funds
be used for this cause."
"There's no worthier cause than the
Free Clinic, and I am very happy to be able to support the Clinic in
this way," said Dr. Jacob Haun, Vice President of the Foundation and
donor of the Dr. Jacob and Diane Haun Fund.
National Community Foundation Week
Shenandoah Community Foundation Celebrates National Community Foundation Week
Shenandoah Community Foundation is joining more than 750 community
foundations across the United States in celebrating National Community
Foundation Week--November 12-18, 2013.
Launched in 1989
through a proclamation by former president George H.W. Bush, the first
Community Foundation Week included a congressional briefing about the
work of community foundations throughout America and their
collaborative approach to working with the public, private, and
nonprofit sectors to address community needs.
community foundation was started in Cleveland in 1914. Since
then, community foundations have been organized in every state and in
every type of community--small, urban, and rural. According to
The 2012 Columbus Survey, last year the nation's 100 largest community
organizations had combined total assets in excess of $50 billion and
made grants of approximately $4 billion.
The usual community
foundation is independent, non-sectarian, and locally-run. Each
community foundation is focused on the particular philanthropic needs
of its area or region. Community foundations offer their
communities the power and long-term benefit of endowed philanthropic
giving by investing the gifts that are made to the foundations and then
using the annual income to address community needs in future years.
regard to the Shenandoah Community Foundation, its mission is to
connect people who care with causes that matter in Shenandoah County
and surrounding areas. The Foundation runs three major
programs: 1) its annual unrestricted grants program that provides
support to non-profit organizations providing services to Shenandoah
County residents, 2) its scholarship program that awards educational
scholarships to County high school graduates, and 3) its restricted
grants program that makes philanthropic gifts from Funds that have been
separately established by individual and institutional donors.
far in 2013 the Shenandoah Community Foundation has awarded more than
$175,000 in scholarships and grants, and during the past 6 years the
Foundation has awarded more than $750,000. The Foundation
currently maintains more than 45 Funds, including scholarship,
memorial, donor-advised, field of interest, unrestricted, and agency
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