We Hear You

The community defines our priorities

Our role is to focus on the unmet needs most important to our community.
A community-wide study completed in 2016 revealed 5 Key Strategies that guide our investments of time, talent and treasure.


How We Invest


We invest in ways that respond to priorities of our community & achieve the outcomes we want.

We envision a future where all children, youth and young adults achieve their potential, all people are financially stable and all people have optimal health and well-being.

Thanks to our generous donors and volunteers, we’re investing $4,632,841 back into the community this year. For every dollar we raise, we invest $1.71 back into the community. How?

We raised $3.3 million through our 2018-19 Community Campaign and $1.4 million through state, federal and private grants. We also leverage the value of volunteers ($25.43/hour)* to make an even bigger impact.

*dollar value of a volunteer hour based on national average


Strategic Initiatives

"Strategic initiative" is a term to describe projects in which we invests funds and experienced staff to support strategic systems-change efforts for long-term, sustainable results.

Mobilize Volunteers

We connect volunteers to nonprofits and help recruit, retain and recognize volunteers.

Engagement & Collaboration

We unite partners and work together to address community priorities, explore innovative solutions and test new ways to address emerging needs.

Program funding

We invest in 51 high-quality programs at 34 local nonprofits that serve every town in our region.