2017 Annual Report
 

For an organization like the Community Foundation, an Annual Report is an impossible undertaking. How can we summarize the generosity of our donors and the joy of seeing lives changed in a few short pages?

 
  Maeghan Jones , President

Maeghan Jones, President

  Tim Kelly , Chairman of the Board

Tim Kelly, Chairman of the Board

 
 

Stories of Impact

LifeSpring Community Health

 

Scholarship: Ariona Lee

We know that impact is amplified when it’s driven by strategy. That’s why, in 2017, we took a step back to better understand our community’s greatest challenges. From hosting listening sessions to investing in a data project, we focused on gathering information about the city we serve to ensure that our grantmaking is as effective as it can possibly be.

Over the course of 2017, we distributed more than $15 million to nonprofits. Every organization that received a grant is working, in one way or another, to address pressing issues in our community — including intergenerational poverty, economic mobility, and equity in education. We also awarded over $600,000 in scholarships to more than 400 local high school students, helping them to attend college and secure a brighter future.

Of course, it’s about more than the numbers: it’s about the lives touched, the people served, the opportunities created. We're pleased to share a few with you.

 

Baby University

 

Studio Everything

The Hub at Red Bank High School

 
 
 
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Connecting Passion with Purpose

 
 

Giving is both deeply personal and shared. We give to the things that tug at our heart strings, but it’s also an opportunity to think and act beyond ourselves. To be part of something bigger.

At the Community Foundation, we start by helping our donors identify the values that motivate their giving and makes it most meaningful. Then, we ask them to think about the legacy that they want to leave on their community – the impact they want to have through their current and planned giving. Finally, we connect their values and their vision with real need in the community. This makes hope practical, bringing it to life through real impact.

 
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Fostering Generosity

We leverage a variety of philanthropic tools and work with our donors to determine the right vehicle for them.

 

By the Numbers

Click through for an overview of our financial impact and distributions by area of interest in 2017. 

 
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