Prairie Community Foundation
The Prairie Community Foundation is a fund under the umbrella of the Columbus Foundation. The Columbus Foundation is the trusted philanthropic advisor to 2500 individuals, families, and businesses who have created charitable funds and planned gifts to make a difference in the lives of others through the most effective philanthropy possible. The PCF will lead private fund raising efforts for projects that will positively impact Prairie Township and its surrounding neighbors.
The first major project the Prairie Community Foundation will take on is raising money to build an artificial turf field that will be designed specifically for individuals with special needs. This field will allow individuals with special needs to experience the joy and camaraderie that comes from being part of a team. This field will allow everyone in Prairie Township and the surrounding area the opportunity be play soccer, football and other field sports.
In the coming months we will be announcing several ways you can be involved in these projects.
Mission: Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in the greater Prairie area by enriching traditions and supporting innovation through leadership and giving.
Vision: Our vision is to continue to be a trusted, respected, well established umbrella foundation that serves the greater Prairie community.
We receive gifts and bequests from the public and we are dedicated to administering them wisely, creating a legacy for our community.
What is a Community Foundation?
Community foundations are tax-exempt public charities serving people who have a common passion: improving the quality of life in their area. Community foundations develop funds, create donor legacies and support the broad charitable areas of the community.
Individuals, families, businesses and organizations can choose to create charitable funds that help their community meet the challenges of changing times. The community foundation then invests and administers these funds. All community foundations are governed by a volunteer board of leading citizens and operated daily by professionals with knowledge of community needs.
Community foundations are recognized as one of the fastest growing forms of philanthropy in the world today with over 700 in the United States alone! Why?...Because philanthropy is their only business, through which they provide the accountability, simplicity and leadership to help donors and communities address community needs and charitable goals.
Why choose a Community Foundation?
There are many reasons to invest in a local community foundation. Community foundations go beyond simply making grants that advance charitable activities. Community foundations also identify current and emerging issues, stimulate resources to address those needs and help their region prepare for the future. They work with professional advisors and donors to provide the best vehicle for giving while providing the maximum tax advantages.
Who makes gifts to the Prairie Community Foundation?
Anyone! Individuals, families, organizations and businesses interested in the future development of the greater Prairie Area may make gifts to the community foundation. Gifts are often made to memorialize a friend or family member, recognize an achievement, honor families, or encourage philanthropy within an organization.