Communities across the country vary greatly in terms of size, demographics and environment. These diverse communities make our nation thrive. But our communities are facing new and growing challenges as long-standing issues become more complex, inequities worsen and new crises emerge.
That’s why community foundations matter. Community foundations are community partners dedicated to improving the lives of people in a defined geographic area. With missions focused on tackling local issues and seizing important opportunities, community foundations are in a unique position to rally the people and organizations needed to make a lasting impact.
Now more than ever, community foundations need to lead change – change that builds strong, resilient communities where all people can participate and prosper.
We are CFLeads
CFLeads is the only national network of community foundations committed to community leadership. Once a small coalition of the willing, we are now hundreds strong with reach from coast to coast and beyond. We help individual community foundations access tools to rally the resources and build the relationships needed to drive progress, and we empower the entire field to create the best possible outcomes for community residents.
CFLeads supports community foundations leading change by:
- advocating for a community leadership approach to improve community outcomes
- offering robust peer learning opportunities for community foundations
- tackling community issues through unique programming
- creating tools and resources relevant to the field
Our mission, vision and values drive our work.
Our board of directors is made up of community foundation leaders across the country who are working to improve their communities.
Our team is based out of Boston, MA with remote offices in New York state.
We are supported by a network of community foundation investors and private foundation funders.