Community Foundations

Community foundations are one of the fastest growing sectors of philanthropy in the United States today. They build and strengthen communities by making it possible for a wide range of donors to create permanent, charitable endowments to meet local needs. Community foundations, through philanthropy that is visionary, flexible, and inclusive, have become catalysts for improvement within both urban and rural settings. They are uniquely positioned to evaluate and help coordinate services within their communities so that charitable gifts are used effectively to fulfill donors' wishes and to address the most critical needs in the community.

As a community foundation, the Windham Endowment can provide services to local groups and causes, serving as a focal point for fundraising. For donors, the Endowment can provide a way to support a wide range of causes in the town through a single organization. In this way, the Windham Endowment will strengthen relationships among local organizations, donors, and citizens who want to improve the quality of life in our community.