About PPCF


Why a community foundation?

Community foundations are tax-exempt public charities that help guide people’s philanthropy and are dedicated to improving the quality of life in the areas they serve. Individuals, families, businesses and organizations work with community foundations to create charitable funds that help meet the challenges of changing times. The foundation invests and administers these funds.

For donors, community foundations offer a range of charitable giving options that provide tax benefits and strategic advice about philanthropy. For the geographic region they serve, community foundations provide leadership, expertise and capital to address social issues and serve as a resource for nonprofit, civic, government and philanthropic organizations.

What we do

Investing for good, now and forever.

We build

We create and build permanent endowment and charitable funds for individuals, families and businesses that can benefit our community now and in the future.

We connect

We make charitable giving more meaningful and efficient by connecting donors to causes that matter to them. We possess unique expertise on nonprofits and their effectiveness.

We simplify

We provide a simple, flexible and inexpensive alternative to setting up a private foundation.

We save

We provide maximum tax advantages for charitable giving. In addition, we can accept a wide range of assets.

We preserve

We honor the intention and legacy of donors who create funds within the Community Foundation.

We protect

We steward gifts through prudent investment practices with oversight from our Board of Trustees.


OUR VISION

A generous culture of philanthropy in which people work collaboratively to build a thriving and caring community, now and forever.


The future of our community

We believe that our community will thrive if we consistently understand its greatest needs and address them with meaningful grants funded by well-managed charitable funds. Our vision is focused on inspired philanthropy that will create transformative results.

Together, we make our community a better place.

And you play an important role

We can all help to build a better community. To achieve that, we have to continue to give back in a way that makes a difference for others. We’re not talking about putting away some funds just in case we encounter tough times down the road. And we’re not talking about a “money–in, money–out” approach to covering our day-to-day operating expenses. We’re talking about securing our community’s future and reaching out to greater numbers of people to help in more effective and exciting ways. Together, we can accomplish more.

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Our commitment to
national standards.

 

The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Accreditation Program certifies U.S. community foundations that meet and exceed federal and state law requirements in practice and policy.

The accreditation process is rigorous, and undertaking it demonstrates a community foundation’s commitment to accountability and excellence to its donors, its community, policymakers and the public. PPCF will complete all 26 requirements for this designation by the end of 2017.