The mission of the Community Foundation of the Valleys is to inspire, encourage and facilitate charitable giving for lasting impact on those who live in the San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita Valley.
A Community Foundation solicits and manages donor advised funds, small family foundations, nonprofit endowments, and business charitable giving funds. In addition, many Community Foundations like Community Foundation of the Valleys (CFV) also have program initiatives.
One of CFV’s local initiatives focuses on the challenge of homelessness, and the organization is working on convening effective nonprofits that are working in this space together with leaders from business, education and the faith communities to amplify and expand solutions to issues related to the unhoused. CFV is also in the process of developing initiatives around mental health, and later, around education and disaster relief.
As a small community foundation that is locally funded, Community Foundation of the Valleys has big plans to strengthen its regional impact.
As a small community foundation that is locally funded, CFV has big plans to strengthen its regional impact. It hired an executive director in the fall of 2022 who is working with the organization’s board and volunteers to exponentially expand grantmaking, branding, program initiatives and paid staff over the next five years. Since March, 2020, CFV have accomplished the following:
• Raised funds and distributed grants to 20 San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita Valley nonprofits as part of the 2020 COVID Emergency Relief Campaign.
• Organized a well-received regional conference, Homelessness and Housing, in December 2021 which was co-hosted with the Valley Economic Alliance.
• Hosted two workshops on the tax benefits of charitable giving which were attended by financial advisors, certified public accountants and nonprofit development professionals.
• Created a five-year strategic plan (2022 through 2027) to guide CFV into the future
Through CFV’s financial partner, the California Community Foundation, CFV has access to many financial investment services and can offer fund holders maximum financial benefit simply not available to local donors anywhere else.
For more information, please visit valleygiving.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.