Mission & Vision

North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) advances innovative and strategic philanthropic solutions to challenging problems, engaging donors to make our region and world a better place for all.

We provide visionary community leadership by identifying emerging challenges in our region. We address those challenges through bringing together diverse groups of problem-solvers, mobilizing resources, and equipping community leaders. We build and energize a community of engaged citizens and philanthropists who strengthen the common good.

 

Strategic Philanthropy

The North Valley Community Foundation specializes in helping individuals, families, and businesses create strategic philanthropy plans, working to help you identify the scope of your giving to maximize community impact. Our process of facilitation results in a plan that identifies your giving mission, scope, interests, and procedures. Through this process, we harness your ideas to create grant processes, ventures, and initiatives that lead to tangible outcomes.

Donor-Advised Funds

Operating much like a personal or family foundation, donors can contribute to their fund when it is most convenient and then recommend gifts over time for charitable purposes.

Designated Funds

Funds typically created to ensure the support will be provided to one or more specific charitable organizations named by the donor.

Business-Advised Funds

A Business-Advised Fund operates much like a corporate foundation without the hassle of creating a new corporate entity. Businesses can contribute to their fund and distribute financial gifts for charitable purposes. Focus your giving with an eye for streamlining processes and increasing results while bolstering your corporate public image.

Scholarship Funds

We can help you establish a scholarship or award program that could work with public or private educational institutions around the focus and priorities of your strategic philanthropy goals.

Endowment Funds

Endowments invest in the marketplace so as to grow the fund while also allowing annual disbursements to the priorities designated by the donor.

Memorial Funds

A Memorial Fund is a meaningful way to honor a loved one. Usually named after the person being honored, the Memorial Fund is used for charitable purposes to honor his or her life.

Giving Circles

Giving Circles are formed when individuals come together and pool funds, decide together where to give the money, and learn together about their community and philanthropy. This can be a great team-building tool for employee teams.

Planned Giving Services

Planned Giving is an important means to transfer personal or family resources (wealth/ assets) into philanthropy for the benefit of charitable causes and nonprofits—locally, nationally, or internationally.

Strategic Philanthropy Services

Our process of facilitation results in a plan that identifies your giving mission, scope, interests, and procedures. Through this process, we harness your ideas to create grant processes, ventures, and initiatives that lead to tangible outcomes and impact.

Streamlined Process

NVCF facilitates a process that focuses on your charitable goals and realizing your dreams for social impact.  Creating a charitable fund at NVCF is an easy, low-cost alternative to forming and administering a private foundation or nonprofit organization. Our professional program staff can help you understand community needs, assess local organizations, and direct gift dollars to high-impact areas.

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