Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

Lapeer County Community Foundation

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LAPEER, MI

Mission

The Lapeer County Community Foundation leads and supports projects and initiatives that impact the quality of life in Lapeer County today, tomorrow, and for future generations.

Ruling Year

2004

Executive Director

Ms. Nancy Boxey

Main Address

235 W NEPESSING ST

LAPEER, MI 48446 USA

Keywords

Philanthropy, Non-Profit, Community Needs, community, foundation, grants, endowment, lapeer county, community foundation, permanent endowment

EIN

20-1271563

 Number

1715439442

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

The Lapeer County Community Foundation leads and supports projects and initiatives that impact the quality of life in Lapeer County today, tomorrow, and for future generations.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Philanthropy

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

To continue to improve the quality of life for residents, workers and visitors to Lapeer County. As the philanthropic leader in Lapeer County, we work to endure there will always be resources available in the future to meet the community’s needs and promising opportunities.

We work in collaboration with individuals and organizations to mobilize resources to meet their goals and objectives. It’s all about relationships. We invest not only dollars, but time, in building these relationships. Through the work of our Board and office staff we want to build closer relations with our donors to better facilitate their philanthropic goals. We work with all segments of our population to be able to better identify needs and concerns.

As the primary source of grant dollars on the island, through our donors we can facilitate a solution to most needs. Because of the size of our island's population we have a more intimate connection with the residents and workers and therefore they feel comfortable working with us to provide needed services and assistance.

• Increased community awareness as measured by increased donors, committee members, project partners, grantees, website hits and website visitors • Growth in the number of endowment funds and unrestricted grant funds available • Larger legacy society membership and growth in planned-gifts • Community partnerships • Increased grant-making including a higher percentage of proactive grants • Increased scholarships awarded • More youth involved in our work as reflected in the composition of our committees, donors, volunteers, and ambassadors. • Full endowment of the Lapeer County LEAF fund as well as increased program participation which will result in shifting the culture around post-secondary learning.

In 2018 the LCCF adopted a 5-year strategic plan which identified measurable and achievable goals for donor development, strategic grantmaking, and community collaboration and engagement. The Foundation board has actively developed strategies to meet these goals. As a result, we have exponentially increased donations and grant making as well as worked to provide opportunities to work with our fund holders to grow their funds. Through collaborations with organizations within the community and statewide we have launched our largest strategic grantmaking initiative to date, the Lapeer County LEAF program which works to encourage, incentivize, and reward saving for post-secondary learning. It is about supporting individuals and families through financial literacy and asset building.

External Reviews

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

Financials

Lapeer County Community Foundation

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes