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Community foundations (CFs) are instruments of civil society designed to pool donations into a coordinated investment and grant making facility dedicated primarily to the social improvement of a given place. Community foundations are a global phenomenon with about 1500 existing around the world of which over 900 are in the United States.

Operation
Community foundations are independent registered philanthropic institutions serving geographically defined territory, typically a city or administrative area (county, region and the like). The six main characteristics of the CFs are:
1. Act as grant-making foundations – e.g. give grants to support development projects
2. Their mission broadly defined (e.g. to improve quality of life in a community)
3. Serve geographically defined communities – a city, state, region, district or province
4. Are supported by a broad range of private as well as public donors and seek philanthropic contributions primarily from inside the community
5. Are governed by local boards reflecting the community
6. Build capital endowment, which is an important element of sustainability

It is a combination of all these basic characteristics what makes true CF, although there are many other types of community organizations that have some of these characteristics.

Families, individuals, businesses, and nonprofit groups establish funds within community foundations into which they can contribute a variety of assets to be used for charitable purposes. The people or organizations that establish the funds can then recommend that grants be distributed, in the name of the fund or anonymously, to qualified nonprofit groups and schools. In the USA the donor receives a charitable deduction in the year that gifts are made into their funds, but not all countries where community foundations currently operate provide such incentives for donors. Increasingly, community foundations are hosting giving circles as a way to further support giving in their communities.

The assets of community foundations are pooled and invested, with donors typically having a choice of investment products.

The funds established at community foundations can be non-endowed or expendable funds (i.e., the corpus of the fund can be spent in its entirety) or they can be endowed, which limit distributions to the interest earned on the assets and/or the amount granted by the foundation as long as the corpus is not spent. Endowments last in perpetuity due to the corpus never being able to be spent.

History of community foundations
The first community foundation was set up in Cleveland in 1914 by Frederick Goff and operates now as the Cleveland Foundation. Others soon followed including the California Community Foundation and the Chicago Community Trust. The first Community Foundation in Canada was established in Winnipeg in 1921. Since the 1980s, a number of private foundations in the United States have created initiatives to develop community foundations in various states. One of the earliest such initiatives was in Michigan and in Indiana the Lilly Endowment funded a program that has spurred development of community foundations in each of the state’s 92 counties. On a smaller scale, the Grand Victoria Foundation supports development of Illinois community foundations and the Kansas Health Foundation operates a similar program in Kansas communities.

Source: Wikipedia

Florida Community Foundations

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Community Foundation of Broward, Inc.
910 East Last Olas Blvd., Ste. 200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Contact
Phone: 954/761-9503
Fax: 954/761-7102
Contact: Linda B. Carter, President and CEO
E-Mail: lcarter@cfbroward.org

Cape Coral Community Foundation
4729 Vincennes Blvd.
Cape Coral, FL 33904
Contact
Phone: 239/542-5594
Fax: 239/549-3022
Contact: Beth Sanger, Executive Director
E-Mail: beth@capecoralcf.org

Community Foundation of Central Florida, Inc.
1411 Edgewater Drive, Ste. 203
Orlando, FL 32804
Contact
Phone: 407/872-3050
Fax: 407/425-2990
Contact: Mark Brewer, President and CEO

Charlotte Community Foundation
PO Box 512047
Punta Gorda, FL 33951-2047
Contact
Phone: 941/637-0077
Fax: 941/637-6202
Contact: Gregory C. Bobonich, JD, Chief Executive Officer

Charlotte Community Foundation
PO Box 512047
Punta Gorda, FL 33951-2047
Contact
Phone: 941/637-0077
Fax: 941/637-6202
Contact: Gregory C. Bobonich, JD, Chief Executive Officer

The Community Foundation of Collier County
2400 Tamiami Trail North, Ste. 300
Naples, FL 34103-4435
Contact
Phone: 239/649-5000
Fax: 239/649-5337
Contact: Mary George, MS, Acting CEO & VP of Community Investment

Community Foundation of East Central Florida, Inc.
P.O. Box 523
Deland, FL 32721-0523
Contact
Phone: 386/734-4075
Fax: 877/214-7193
Contact: Nita Schmellick , President/CEO

The Community Foundation in Jacksonville
245 Riverside Avenue
Suite 310
Jacksonville, FL 32202-3841
Contact
Phone: 904/356-4483
Fax: 904/356-7910
Contact: Nina M. Waters, President

Community Foundation of the Florida Keys
300 Southard Street
Suite 201
Key West, FL 33040
Contact
Phone: 305/292-1502
Fax: 305/292-1598
Contact: Dianna Sutton, President and CEO
E-Mail: dsutton@cffk.org

Community Foundation of North Central Florida
5214 SW 91 Dr., Ste. A
Gainesville, FL 32608
Contact
Phone: 352/367-0060
Fax: 352/378-1718
Contact: Ms. Barzella Papa, President & CEO
E-Mail: b.papa@cfncf.org

Gulf Coast Community Foundation
601 Tamiami Trail South
Venice, FL 34285-3237
Contact
Phone: 941/486-4600
Fax: 941/486-4699
Contact: Wendy Deming , Chief of Staff | Corporate Secretary

The Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland, Inc.
1501 South Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33803
Contact
Phone: 863/683-3131
Fax: 863/683-5909
Contact: Ms. Lori Martini, Chief Operating Officer

The Community Foundation of North Florida, Inc.
1621 Metropolitan Blvd., Suite A
Tallahassee, FL 32308-3792
Contact
Phone: 850/222-2899
Fax: 850/222-3624
Contact: Joy R. Watkins , President

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach & Martin Counties, I
700 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401-5854
Contact
Phone: 561/659-6800
Fax: 561/832-6542
Contact: Leslie Lilly, President/CEO
E-Mail: llilly@cfpbmc.org

Pinellas Community Foundation
5200 East Bay Drive
Suite 202
Clearwater, FL 33764
Contact
Phone: 727/446-0058
Fax: 727/531-0053
Contact: Mary Julianne Scales, Executive Director

Community Foundation of Sarasota County
P.O. Box 49587
Sarasota, FL 34230-6587
Contact
Phone: 941/955-3000
Fax: 941/952-1951
Contact: Roxanne G. Jerde, President & CEO
E-Mail: roxie@cfsarasota.org
Community Foundation of South Lake County
2150 Oakley Seaver Drive
Clermont, FL 34711-1964
Contact
Phone: 352/394-3818
Fax: 352/394-7739
Contact: Bruce Greer, Executive Director

Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Inc.
8771 College Pkwy., Bldg. 2, Ste. 201
Fort Myers, FL 33919-4815
Contact
Phone: 239/274-5900
Fax: 239/274-5930
Contact: Ronald E. Penn CPA, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, Inc.
550 North Reo St., Ste. 301
Tampa, FL 33609-1037
Contact
Phone: 813/282-1975
Fax: 813/282-3119
Contact: Ms. Marlene Spalten, President & CEO
E-Mail: mspalten@cftampabay.org

The Miami Foundation
200 S Biscayne Blvd Ste 505
Miami, FL 33131-5330
Contact
Phone: 305/371-2711
Fax: 305/371-5342
Contact: Mr. Javier Soto, President & CEO

Bonita Springs Community Foundation
an affiliate of Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Inc.
PMB 405
8951 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 525
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Contact
Phone: 239/274-5900
Fax: 239/274-5930

Community Foundation for Brevard, Inc.
1361 Bedford Dr., Ste. 102
Melbourne, FL 32940-1984
Contact
Phone: 321/752-5505
Fax: 321/752-5506

Coral Gables Community Foundation
1825 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
PMB #447
Coral Gables, FL 33134-4418
Contact
Phone: 305/446-9670
Fax: 305/446-3773
Contact: Andria Hanley, Executive Director

Community Foundation of Northwest Florida
17 West Cedar Street, Ste. 3
Pensacola, FL 32504
Contact
Phone: 850/434-5890
Fax: 850/434-0692
Contact: Mr. Paul L. Young, Executive Director
E-Mail: pyoung@cfnwf.org

Indian River Community Foundation
P.O. Box 643968
Vero Beach, FL 32964
Contact
Phone: 772/492-1407
Fax: 772/492-1408
Contact: Kerry Bartlett CFRE, Executive Director

Key Biscayne Community Foundation
50 West Mashta Dr., Ste. 3
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Contact
Phone: 305/361-2770
Fax: 305/361-2761
Contact: Ms. Melissa McCaughan White, Executive Director
E-Mail: melissa@keybiscaynefoundation.org

Lake Community Foundation
an affiliate of Community Foundation of Central Florida, Inc.
127 North Grove Street
Eustis, FL 32726
Contact
Phone: 352/357-7259
Fax: 352/357-3949

Mt. Dora Community Trust
First National Bank Of Mt. Dora
P.O. Box 1406
Mt. Dora, FL 32757

Ocean Reef Community Foundation
200 Anchor Dr., Ste. B
Key Largo, FL 33037-5202
Contact
Phone: 305/367-4707
Fax: 305/367-6327
Contact: Yurianna Mikolay , Administrator
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Okaloosa Community Foundation
1114 John Sims Pkwy E # 212
Niceville, FL 32578-2204
Contact: Mr. Myron Neale Currie, Chair
E-Mail: mncurrie@ocfi.org
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The Plantation Community Foundation, Inc.
500 Rockley Blvd.
Venice, FL 34293

Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center
an affiliate of Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, Inc.
Address
PO Box 5914
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Contact
Phone: 813/633-6677
Fax: 813/282-3119

The Community Foundation For Ocala Marion County
310 SE 3rd St
Ocala, FL 34471-2107
Contact
Phone: 352/629-8051
Fax: 352/629-7651
Contact: Ms. Barbara Robinson Fitos, Executive Director
E-Mail: barbara@ocalacc.com

Winter Park Community Foundation
an affiliate of Community Foundation of Central Florida, Inc.
1411 Edgewater Drive, Ste 203
Orlando, FL 32802-2071

Georgia Community Foundations

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Community Foundation of Central Georgia
277 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Suite 303
Macon, GA 31201-3489
Contact
Phone: 478/750-9338
Fax: 478/738-9214
Contact: Kathryn H. Dennis, President

The Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley
1340 13th Street
Columbus, GA 31901-2345
Contact
Phone: 706/320-0027×10
Fax: 706/320-9331
Contact: Betsy W. Covington, Executive Director

Community Foundation For Northeast Georgia
6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy Ste 220
Duluth, GA 30097-6205
Contact
Phone: 770/813-3380
Contact: Judy Waters, Executive Director

Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation
1626 Frederica Rd., Ste. 201
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
Contact
Phone: 912/268-2561
Fax: 912/268-2316
Contact: Lee Hiers Owen , Executive Director
E-Mail: lowen@coastalgeorgiafoundation.org

North Georgia Community Foundation
615-F Oak Street
Suite 1300
Gainesville, GA 30501-8522
Contact
Phone: 770/535-7880
Fax: 770/503-0439
Contact: James E. Mathis Jr. , President and CEO

The Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia
P.O. Box 942
Dalton, GA 30722-0942
Contact
Phone: 706/275-9117
Fax: 706/275-9118
Contact: David Aft, President

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
The Hurt Building
50 Hurt Plz., Ste. 449
Atlanta, GA 30303-2915
Contact
Phone: 404/688-5525
Fax: 404/688-3060
Contact: Alicia A. Philipp, President

Greater Augusta Community Foundation

Augusta, GA

The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area
P.O. Box 31358
Augusta, GA 30903-3158
Contact
Phone: 706/724-1314
Fax: 706/724-1315
Contact: R. Lee Smith Jr. , President/CEO
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta – Clayton Fund
an affiliate of Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Address
P.O. Box 71111
Newnan, GA 30271-1111
Contact
Phone: 678/468-8320
Fax: 678/462-3955

The Cobb Community Foundation

Address
P.O. Box 671868
Marietta, GA 30006-0032
Contact
Phone: 770/859-2329
Fax: 770/690-4029
Contact: Ms. Susan W. Wootton, Executive Director

Coweta Community Foundation
P.O. Box 236
Newnan, GA 30264
Contact
Phone: 770/253-1833

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta – Fayette Fund
an affiliate of Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
P.O. Box 71111
Newnan, GA 30271-1111
Contact
Phone: 678/462-8320

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta – Morgan Fund
an affiliate of Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Address
P.O. Box 87
Covington, GA 30015
Contact
Phone: 770/788-2250
Fax: 770/385-8481

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta – Newton Fund
an affiliate of Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
P.O. Box 87
Covington, GA 30015
Contact
Phone: 770/788-2250

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta-North Fulton Fund
P.O. Box 768682
Roswell, GA 30076
Contact
Phone: 770/650-9242
Fax: 770/650-0948

Athens Area Community Foundation, Inc.
an affiliate of North Georgia Community Foundation
Address
P.O. Box 1543
Athens, GA 30603-1543
Contact
Phone: 706/542-7044

The Savannah Community Foundation, Inc.
7393 Hodgson Memorial Drive
Suite 204
Savannah, GA 31406-1509
Contact
Phone: 912/921-7700
Fax: 912/921-3230
Contact: Russ Simpson, President

Community Foundation of Southwest Georgia, Inc.
P.O. Box 2654
135 N. Broad Street
Thomasville, GA 31799
Contact
Phone: 229/228-5088
Fax: 229/228-0848
Contact: Wade Miller, Executive Director

Community Foundation of West Georgia
807 South Park Street
Carrollton, GA 30117-1832
Contact
Phone: 770/832-1462
Fax: 770/832-2899
Contact: Kim B. Jones , President

Alabama Community Foundations

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The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
2100 First Avenue North, Suite 700
Birmingham, AL 35203-4223
Contact
Phone: 205/327-3800
Fax: 205/328-6576
Contact: Kate Nielsen, President
E-Mail: knielsen@foundationbirmingham.org

Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama
P.O. Box 1826
Anniston, AL 36202-1826
Contact
Phone: 256/231-5160
Fax: 256/231-5161
Contact: Jennifer Maddox, CEO
E-Mail: jmaddox@yourcommunityfirst.org

The Community Foundation of South Alabama
P.O. Box 990
Mobile, AL 36601-0990
Contact
Phone: 251/438-5591
Fax: 251/438-5592
Contact: Alvertha Penny, President and CEO
E-Mail: apenny@communityendowment.com

The Community Foundation of Baldwin County
P.O. Box 990
Mobile, AL 36601
Contact
Phone: 251/438-5591

Black Belt Community Foundation
609 Lauderdale Street
Selma, AL 36701-4555
Contact
Phone: 334/874-1126
Fax: 334/874-1131
Contact: Ms. Felecia L. Jones, Executive Director
E-Mail: fjones@blackbeltfound.org

Central Alabama Community Foundation, Inc.
434 N. McDonough St.
Montgomery, AL 36104-2620
Contact
Phone: 334/264-6223
Fax: 334/263-6225
Contact: Burton U Ward, President
E-Mail: burton.ward@cacfinfo.org

Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County
659 Gallatin St SW
Huntsville, AL 35801-4914
Contact
Phone: 256/489-2281
Fax: 256/512-0156
Contact: Lynne Berry , Executive Director

The Community Foundation of Greater Decatur
P.O. Box 2003
Decatur, AL 35602
Contact
Phone: 256/353-2384
Contact: Arthur W. Orr
E-Mail: aorr@cookspest.com

Elmore County Community Foundation
an affiliate of Central Alabama Community Foundation, Inc.
434 N McDonough St
Montgomery, AL 36104-2620
Contact
Phone: 334/263-6225

Greater Huntsville Foundation
P.O. Box 507
AmSouth Bank
Huntsville, AL 35804-0507

Riverbend Foundation, Inc.
635 West College Street
Florence, AL 35630
Contact
Phone: 256/764-3431
Fax: 256/767-7878

Community Foundation of Southeast Alabama
179 Honeysuckle Road, Suite 5
P.O. Box 1422
Dothan, AL 36302
Contact
Phone: 334/671-1059
Fax: 334/793-0627
Contact: David C. Jamison, President and CEO

Walker Area Community Foundation
800 7th St W
Jasper, AL 35501-4218
Contact
Phone: 205/302-0001
Fax: 205/302-0424
Contact: Paul W. Kennedy, President

Community Foundation of West Alabama
P.O. Box 3033
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403
Contact
Phone: 205/366-0698
Fax: 205/366-0813