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The CFO provides philanthropic leadership to build stronger communities.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in our region through resource development, community grantmaking, collaboration and public leadership.

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We help donors achieve their philanthropic goals through professional management and investment of charitable funds.

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We work with nonprofit organizations to help them fulfill their missions through fund administration, grantmaking and learning opportunities.

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We award scholarships to deserving students to help them achieve their educational goals.

Our Services

Learn more about what we provide.

The CFO offers a range of philanthropic services to support our donors, affiliate foundations, professional advisors and nonprofit organizations in achieving their goals.

Our Leadership Work

The CFO’s leadership is building a stronger foundation for place-based philanthropy.

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Rural Schools Partnership

Strong schools are anchors for rural communities; the CFO is a national leader in philanthropy for place-based education.

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Youth Empowerment Project

Student chapters across the region instill the tenets of philanthropy and volunteerism in the next generation of leaders.

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Humanitarian Award

This annual award celebrates those with courage, wisdom and a record of service that creates long-term impact for their communities.

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Mission-Related Investing

By providing below-market loans to help finance projects with a public purpose, the CFO creates a “double-bottom line” for investing in our region.

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Collaborative Funding

The CFO partners with grantmakers across and outside our region to pool funds for high-priority needs such as rural health, poverty and disaster resiliency.

Our Impact

Philanthropy has the power to transform our communities.

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More than $500 million has been granted and distributed since the CFO’s founding in 1973.

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Hundreds of volunteer leaders guide locally based decisions to improve communities.

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Collaboration is a cornerstone of the CFO’s commitment to public leadership.

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