Our Relationship to the Community Foundation Alliance
The Gibson County Community Foundation is a member of the Community Foundation Alliance located in Evansville, Indiana. The Alliance, incorporated in 1991, exists to provide leadership assistance and support to member community foundations as they promote philanthropy and build endowment to serve their communities.
Early organizers of the Alliance believed that a regional structure could provide greater benefits to individual members at lower costs. The Alliance’s service area encompasses Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties.
Together, we work to promote philanthropy at all levels, build and maintain a permanent collection of charitable funds that benefit the entire community, and serve as a trustworthy partner and leader in shaping effective responses to community needs.
Each Alliance member is represented locally by a board of trustees made up of civic-minded volunteers who live or work in the county they serve. Although each county is comprised of unique people, needs and issues, each Foundation’s focus is the same: to help people who share in the desire to give back connect with the charities they care about in a meaningful and lasting way and to make grantmaking decisions based on their first-hand knowledge of the community’s greatest needs at any given time.
The Alliance’s board of directors is made up of representatives from each of its member foundations. The Alliance board is responsible for all aspects of operating the corporation: governance, policymaking, legal requirements, and financial stewardship of the endowment.
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