An Update from Central CEO, Hunter Robinson
In 2006, the Central board of trustees established a 501(c)(3) foundation to serve as Central’s philanthropic arm in helping fulfill the needs of our service area. In the 15 years since, the Central Community Foundation has helped hundreds of individuals and organizations.
The board defined five areas of interest in which grants are given.
Community Purpose grants fund projects that benefit the entire community. Examples include playground equipment, splash pads, community services, etc.
Health Care grants provide aid for ambulance services, hospice programs, and construction and renovation of medical facilities and other health care related areas.
Disaster Relief grants help when homes or property are destroyed or damaged by tornado, fire, flood or other natural disasters.
Education grants help fund school programs, projects, equipment, building construction and renovations.
Personal Need grants fund the needs of individuals. Funds may provide assistance for food, clothing or other necessities.
The foundation is funded by Central members’ participation in Operation Round Up, which rounds up your bill to the next whole dollar. This change, on average $6 per year, makes a big impact in our service area.
In 2020, we launched the Round Up Plus program, allowing members to give an additional flat monthly sum on their Central bill to help make an even bigger impact. Members can sign up at MyCentral.Foundation.
The foundation is truly a grassroots effort to provide members with the opportunity to help others in their communities. We appreciate your participation.