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Generosity + Strategy = Philanthropy

Our community is one built on dreams of what the world might look like when we come together to accomplish a goal. At our core, we are a city of dreamers… of innovators… of visionaries.

Whether it is involves putting a man on the moon, being on the cutting edge of technology to defend our country, or unlocking the mysteries that are bound within our DNA, we have proven that no challenge is too great when we work together to solve it.

At the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville, we believe that the best is yet to come. Our dream is that our community will come together and will use this same spirit of passion and innovation to solve our most critical challenges affecting our quality of life. And we are working hard to make dreams for a better future come true through the power of generosity.

DONOR-DIRECTED GIVING

Donor advised funds

Donor advised funds are charitable giving accounts. They are flexible tools for individuals, families, businesses, or groups who want to be personally involved in making grants to nonprofits, churches, or government entities; and provide privacy or anonymity if desired.

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Community Catalyst Funds

Join like-minded citizens, leaders, and philanthropists who believe in the power of collective giving to generate positive change in our community today. The Community Catalyst Funds offer a path to connect with immediate projects and initiatives that strategically shape the path of our community today and position us for a stronger tomorrow.

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Catalyst Endowment

Catalyst Endowment donors implement strategic, visionary projects that will have a significant and sustainable impact on quality of life in our community. Each project has the goal of "moving the needle" on measurable community indicators and is carefully monitored for measurable outcomes to ensure our investments are achieving a positive impact.

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Corporate Giving Funds

A Corporate Giving Fund is a convenient, flexible way for your business to show it cares about its local community and to build awareness about community needs.

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PHILANTHROPIC SOCIETIES

Catalyst Society

Launching 2020

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Women’s Philanthropy Society

Created by women for women, the Women's Philanthropy Society is creating a legacy of love - an enduring gift for generations to come - across a broad spectrum of issues impacting our community's quality of life.

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Legacy Society

For those that love this community and want to be intentional about the legacy they will leave for the organizations and causes they love. Legacy planning is a simple, powerful way to create a lasting impact in your journey in giving.

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PARTNERSHIPS

Community Partners

Our Community Partners lead our community through philanthropy, volunteerism, and community engagement. Community Partners share in our mission to improve the quality of life in our community through philanthropy by investing in the Community Foundation’s work to build the capacity of our local nonprofits, convene local leaders to address our community’s most critical issues, and nurture a philanthropic spirit that improves the quality of life across a broad spectrum of issues in the place we call “home.”

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Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL)

Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) is a collective impact project that works to overcome summer learning loss. It brings funders together with program providers, the three local school districts, The Schools Foundation, and the Community Foundation to work collaboratively to improve student outcomes.

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Digital Inclusion Fund

The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville launched the Digital Inclusion Fund to support digital inclusion efforts in the City of Huntsville. With seed funding provided by Google Fiber, the fund grants programs supporting high-impact programs that will make internet access and digital education available to those currently without access to those resources.

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Corporate Sponsors

A sponsorship with the Community Foundation is furthering the vision to make our great community even better. Each event seeks to improve quality of life in our community through generosity and inspiring others to do the same. Our audience of donors and community leaders reaches over 5,000 in emarketing communications, over 1,200 in annual event attendees, and over 8,500 in monthly social media reach.

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NETWORKS

Corporate Giving Network (CGN)

The Community Foundation's Corporate Giving Network is a professional network of business associates within the Greater Huntsville area who engage in corporate philanthropy and/or community relations with the purpose of growing generosity in our region by inspiring and supporting corporations in their philanthropic efforts.

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NAVIGATE Nonprofit Network

Launching 2020

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Philanthropic Advisors Network (PAN)

Created to grow generosity in our region by inspiring and supporting professional advisors that help clients create charitable giving plans that strengthen their families and communities.

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In its simplest form, generosity is an investment in our dreams for future generations. Our goal is to help you be generous however that looks for you.

We guide donors on a journey in giving to more effectively invest their resources in the strategic solutions that are improving quality of life both now and forever. Our vision is to make our great community even better through generosity and to inspire others to do the same.

The future is bright, when we go there together.


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