The Community Foundation of Johnson County will join in a nationwide celebration, November 12-18, 2019, to recognize the increasingly important role these philanthropic organizations play in fostering local collaboration and innovation to address persistent civic and economic challenges.
For more than a century, community foundations have served as a trusted partner and resource whose effect can be seen in the lives of millions and in the vibrant neighborhoods that continue to thrive through their mission-driven work. During this time, community foundations come together to share and reflect on the stories of impact over the past year.
This year during National Community Foundation Week, the Community Foundation of Johnson County will announce the opening of a new fund, the Inclusive Johnson County Fund, which will support diversity, equity and inclusion efforts across Johnson County.
The work of community foundations’ spans beyond the practice of giving. There is a tangible impact that can be seen in the lives of those these selfless organizations serve. We are more determined than ever to bring our community partners together to find innovative and effective solutions for some of our most challenging social problems and advance the most promising of opportunities to benefit our residents.
Community foundations are independent, public entities that steward philanthropic resources from institutional and individual donors to local nonprofits and represent one of the fastest-growing forms of philanthropy. The Community Foundation of Johnson County is home to several community funds, donor-advised funds, and project funds which support the work of nonprofit organizations across Johnson County. We are dedicated to connecting those who care with those who need.
As community foundations find solutions for communities large and small, urban and rural – it is the collective work of these organizations that will have the most profound impact. Community Foundation Week was created in 1989 by former president George H.W. Bush to recognize the work of community foundations throughout America and their collaborative approach to working with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address community problems. We are excited to celebrate with the over 800 Community Foundations across the U.S. who are supporting their communities.