What is a Foundation?

A community foundation is a public nonprofit organization funded by donors and governed by local volunteers who manage a permanent pool of funds providing grants for initiatives and programs that address issues in a specific geographic area.
The concept is simple. People who care deeply about Adams County can make large and small gifts to the Foundation. These gifts are pooled and invested to create a growing endowment. As the assets increase so does the Foundation’s capacity to financially support projects and programs that enhance the community.