Do More Good.
The Foundation uses philanthropy, community initiatives and funding support to address the changing needs and interests of GV neighbors and friends.
How it Works
A community foundation is a tax exempt, non-profit, publicly supported philanthropic organization with the long term goal of building permanent, named funds, for the broad-based public benefit of the residents in a given area. #DoMoreGood
The common mission of every community foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the local area. Community foundations carry out this very broad mission by building permanent endowment funds and using a portion of the annual income to support a variety of local nonprofit organizations through grants and special projects.
What is a Community Foundation?
A community foundation is a tax exempt, non-profit, publicly supported philanthropic organization with the long term goal of building permanent, named funds for the broad-based public benefit of the residents in a given area.
Golden Valley is a thriving community with many individuals and organizations actively seeking to improve our neighborhoods and our city. The Golden Valley Community Foundation (GVCF) is unique as a nonprofit public charity created by and for the people of Golden Valley. #DoMoreGood
GVCF Diversity &
The Golden Valley Community Foundation (GVCF) respects, celebrates, and encourages diversity that positively contributes to our community. GVCF is an equal opportunity provider of services, funds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, gender identity, familial status, sexual orientation, age, disability, covered veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. GVCF encourages its grantee and partner organizations to adhere to these principles, as we are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone.
Black Lives Matter
The Golden Valley Community Foundation welcomes the expression, consideration and dialogue that have arisen and are yet rising in response to the murder of George Floyd. We stand committed that Black Lives Matter.
Our own mission statement charges us to use philanthropy, program initiatives and funding support to address the changing needs of our community, our neighbors and friends. We join with and support other philanthropic and community organizations taking on social justice causes.
It is time to reconvene an old conversation and create new ways to address and redress the poisonous effects of slavery. It’s time to undo the social and civic mechanisms of systemic racism.
We are deeply grateful for our relationship with Rose McGee and Sweet Potato Comfort Pies' community healing efforts. We welcome grant requests through our Small Sparks Grants programs that further these intentions. Going forward we will explore how we might best bring about a change in social justice, inclusivity, and the elimination of structural racism.