“Community foundations impact lives, solve problems, and improve futures,” said Tom Davis, LBCF Chair. “In a town with over 200 nonprofits, it’s important that we all come together to raise each other up and build up a big piece of what makes Laguna Beach so special.”
Community foundations are independent, public entities that steward philanthropic resources from institutional and individual donors to local nonprofits that are the heart of strong, vibrant communities. This year, we are proud to look back in celebration of many notable accomplishments due to significant community partnerships.
Community foundations represent one of the fastest-growing forms of philanthropy. Every state in the United States is home to at least one community foundation—large and small, urban and rural—working to advance solutions on a wide range of social issues.
Community Foundation Week, created in 1989 by former president George H.W. Bush, recognizes the work of community foundations throughout America and their collaborative approach to working with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address community problems.