What inspires you about community?
Whether you want to give now or give later, the Foundation has flexible solutions to help you make a long-lasting impact on what inspires you about our community. Explore the ways we can help you give back.
When you become a member, you strengthen the collective Voice of our Community. Your membership will provide the Foundation with needed unrestricted funds to take daily action. Unrestricted funds involve a higher level of trust because they are more flexible in use, and every nonprofit needs them. Unrestricted funding allows Your Voice to be:
– EASY access to a wide variety of shared assets and services through the Shared Service Center. Just reserve ONLINE using the Meeting Room Calendar.
– 24/7 use of the Building for FULL SERVICE members!
– TRAINED PROFESSIONALS to get you results! We help with prepping, mailings, design, marketing, admin duties, office tasks, and answers to your questions.
– FULLY EQUIPPED self-serve spaces including refreshments, projectors, conference calling, and more! For larger groups reserve Old Roosevelt.
– CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR NEEDS! Services are built around you and your organization.
A Donor Advised Fund, or DAF, provides an opportunity to ensure that your slice of community impact receives regular funding. They are as customizable as you want them to be.
Turn your passion into impact with the help of other like minded donors. Create a fund based on a topic you care about or support an existing one and make a increase community impact together!
A Field of Interest Fund (FOI) supports a specific area of “interest” that you define. You identify an area of charitable interest — as broad or narrow as you choose — and RLACF evaluates organizations that do the best work in the interest area and then makes grants to the organization(s) that best fit your interest.
Each fund has an advisory committee, comprised mostly of donors, that work with the Foundation to grant funds to local organizations working in the Fund’s focus area. Individuals, families, businesses, and private foundations can support or create a Field of Interest Fund.
Endowments ensure stability and sustainability by strategically investing assets for long-term growth while providing earning disbursements to supplement difficult times or support new programs. Endowments do NOT support day-to-day operations.
We plan to be around for a while and our endowment makes that possible. Our endowment build yearly providing future stability while disbursement are used in our Community Grantmaking Cycle to benefit local organizations doing good work. If you’re looking for a gift that can make both and immediate and lasting impact on the community, our endowment is right for you.
Remember getting socks as a kid and how your feelings changed about socks as you got older and had to pay for things on your own? We’re at the point where ‘socks’ rock! We appreciate practical donations that make our day-to-day operations possible. Our wishlist is broken down by program area so you can even target your non-monetary gifts to the programs that you care about most.
We’re getting students excited about volunteering and improving their community. Last school year, high school students’ volunteered 2,271 hours! Here a few things that would really motivate students:
This is the place to get things done! Our two meeting rooms hosted over 375 meetings last year with more than 1200 people coming through the door. From board meetings to soccer practice our rooms provide the space for local nonprofits to move their missions forward. Here are a few things that make meetings great and our rooms eco-friendly:
You might not always know what we’re doing in that red building across from the Post Office but, take it from us, there is always plenty! From processing grants to youth and seniors and building mentorship programs to planning Lunch in the Sun and writing grants for our Veterans organizations, there is a lot happening. Here are a few things to help our office keep up with our fast paced programs and to promote an efficient work environment: