Our Mission: Build a Legacy
The Foundation uses philanthropy, community initiatives and funding support to address the changing needs and interests of GV neighbors and friends.
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.
Read about our impact in the past fiscal year by reviewing our Annual Report
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 do matter in Golden Valley.
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 her technology for community healing. 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.