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The Community Foundation team specializes in providing customized grant service administration to assist your company in managing all of its charitable activities. Whatever the selection, you'll rest easy knowing you have cost-effective choices, corporate giving expertise and a behind-the-scenes team to help you.

 

The best-of-class, behind-the-scenes services are designed to allow your company to remain focused on its core operations and increase the recognition your company deserves for its charitable giving activities and programs.

Corporate Giving Inventory

Aligning your business mission and philanthropic activity starts with a corporate giving inventory.

  • In just a few short interviews, our team can gather all of the information it needs to prepare a comprehensive inventory that addresses all areas of your company's corporate giving and community activities: giving practices; internal structures and processes for grantmaking; guidelines for making decisions; roles of clients, staff and management in making decisions; methods of measurement; types of giving, including grants, sponsorships, events and scholarships; volunteerism, including executive board service and employee volunteer hours; in-kind contributions; employee giving and matching gifts; corporate giving campaigns; historical giving; systems for tracking donations; and amounts of giving based on employee and customer requests versus corporate mission.
  • The inventory service includes a brief survey of your employees to ensure the company achieves its vision for community impact.
  • The inventory service embraces a business bottom-line measurement system and a simple method for evaluating annual giving.
  • Getting organized creates opportunities for a company to save money and re-energize its commitment to social responsibility.

Grantmaking

Through a grantmaking process customized for your company, the Community Foundation will provide a wide range of services and ensure that your grant dollars are being used for their intended purpose with maximum impact in the community. Our services relieve your company of the administrative burden. Our behind-the-scenes team is available to:

  • Field phone calls and correspondence from grant seekers.
  • Identify qualified and appropriate applicants.
  • Receive and review all grant requests.
  • Make site visits to examine program concept or agency capabilities.
  • Maintain a database of all grant requests, grant awards and status.
  • Determine if a gift will qualify as a charitable contribution.
  • Assist grantees in developing and refining grant requests.
  • Prepare written grant recommendations.
  • Prepare and send award letters (including formal terms and conditions agreement, payment schedule, and reporting procedures) and, if the company so chooses, notify those whose proposals are denied.
  • Process and verify grant payments.
  • Oversee grantee accountability.
  • Process incoming gifts and pay grantees.
  • Create an online donation page with credit card donation capabilities.
  • Offer management of the competitive grant process.
  • Provide account access 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Employee Matching Gift Program

Whether the corporate match is $100 a year or $1,000, and whether the match extends to all employees or just the executive team, the Community Foundation can administer a customized program for you. By affirming employees' own commitments to the causes they care about, the company demonstrates its commitment to the employees. The Community Foundation works directly with your team to streamline the process, saving you time and money.

Scholarship Administration

The Community Foundation can make administering a scholarship even easier. Let us take care of issuing award and denial letters to applicants and serving as the behind-the-scenes selection committee, making decisions based on your criteria.

Giving Strategy Development

Based on what is important to you, the Community Foundation team highlights community issues and helps you formulate strategies to respond to these needs.

Corporate Giving Campaign

The Community Foundation offers a comprehensive array of systems and processes to support your giving campaign.

Cause Marketing Campaign

Working with your team, Community Foundation staff can help you implement a cause marketing campaign, ensuring that it aligns with your corporate giving approach and business objectives.

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