Scholarships

Glamour Recognizes AGFAF Scholarship Winner

April 16, 2013 The Afghan Girls Financial Assistance Fund (AGFAF) has made a world of difference for several young women from the politically-turbulent nation since 2008, and now Glamour is taking notice.  The fashion and lifestyle magazine recently named Noorjahan…

Preserving a Legacy Through Education

March 18, 2013 Creating a family foundation has long been a popular and effective way for families to give back to the communities in which they live.  For Joseph and Elsie Beck, who for several decades lived down the road…

Fundholders’ Family Gives Back to the Community

John and Helen Durante established their fund to create opportunities for others to follow their dreams. Their daughter, Barbara Van Slooten, noted that her parents believed in giving back to the community. The son of Italian immigrants, John started a…

Alternatives to Traditional Scholarships

The ways to support education are as dynamic as learning itself. The scholarships provided by the Community Foundation provide a good illustration of how donors can be creative in changing the lives of young people. The Community Foundation supplements its…

A Better Life, in Any Language

December 6, 2006 Limited education and a language barrier can prevent families from getting much-needed services. With literacy and health care high on its agenda, the Community Foundation is stepping up to support the local community. “Our Grants Committee really…