Connecting - That's What we do
Connecting the right pieces of a puzzle can bring pride, joy and success. You can view the work of
the Community Foundation much like completing a puzzle. We strive to connect the right people at the right time.
Unlike a puzzle, we do not always have a definitive picture when we start. We have an idea or the
issue at hand and the shaping process begins by connecting people who care to the causes that matter. Together we work through issues, find resources, and much like the cover of this report, create a web of connectivity.
That does not happen by accident. Everyday your staff and board consistently connect the
broadest possible cross-section of the people long before we need them to solve a ‘puzzle’. We firmly believe that long standing relationships build trust and confidence, so we constantly work to develop relationships in all areas of nonprofit and community development.
It is vital to a healthy community that the freedom to speak openly and candidly is valued. We strive to make a path for open conversation and positive action that is fluid
and mutually beneficial.
Together we are tackling important issues such as quality education, affordable housing and
economic vitality. The Walker Area Community Foundation, the county’s largest grantmaker,
provides support that enables local nonprofits to meet today’s challenges and builds strong
organizations that will deliver results in the future.
Community foundations place the power of philanthropy with everyday citizens, all of whom share a
common interest: improving the quality of life in our community. With your continued faith, support,
and volunteerism, we will transform Walker County into “THE Place” to live.