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 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 communities where all people can participate and prosper.
We are CFLeads
CFLeads is the country’s national network of community foundations committed to community leadership. Through CFLeads, hundreds of community foundations from across the U.S. come together to strengthen their community leadership muscle, share field innovations, and tackle the key issues of our time.
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 around the country.
We are supported by a network of community foundation investors and private foundation funders.
CFLeads is a tax-exempt, public philanthropy-serving organization and a registered 501(c)3.