Community Giving

Ready to Help?

If you'd like to make a gift, you can give online, or you can mail your contribution to Foley Area Community Foundation c/o CommunityGiving 101 7th Avenue South, Suite 100, St. Cloud MN 56301.

Just Want to Talk?

If you wish to learn more about making a gift of stock or property, establishing an endowed fund, or joining our board of directors, please contact the foundation offices by calling (877) 253-4380 or email FACF@communitygiving.org.

FACF Board of Directors

  • Becky Howard, Chair
  • Paul Neubauer, Secretary/ Treasurer
  • Bernie Peterson
  • Doug Scott
  • Candi Janssen
  • Dave Walz
  • Dr. Cliff Stiles, (Emeritus)

FACF FUnds

  • John and Joan Youso Wisniewski Scholarship Fund
  • Brenny Scholarship Fund
  • Cindy Brunette Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Foley Area Foundation Fund
  • Foley Area Foundation Endowment Fund
  • Foley Area Lions Scholarship Fund
  • Tom Keating Foundation Fund
  • George Kinney and Eilleene Kinney Scholarship Fund
  • Katie Kutz Drumline Endowment Fund
  • Burton Olson Scholarship Fund
  • Bill Rasmussen Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Svihel-Schaefer Scholarship Fund
  • Severyn and Irene Youso Scholarship Fund
  • Cindy Zillmer Memorial Scholarship Fund


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The Foley Area Community Foundation (FACF) offers a wide variety of services to donors, professional advisors and nonprofits in the Foley area. In addition to a general fund to support grantmaking in the Foley area, FACF provides a variety of fund options, from donor directed and donor advised funds to nonprofit agency endowments.


Mission

The Foley Area Community Foundation strives to be known for making impactful grants, fostering a spirit of innovation and collaboration and contributing to a real sense of community pride for those with ties to Foley.


Vision

The Foley area community will be a vibrant, progressive community with opportunities for all generations to come.

"The capacity to care is the one thing that gives life its deepest meaning and significance."
– Pablo Casals


Leave Your Legacy

FACF gives individuals and families an opportunity to leave a legacy for future generations by setting up charitable funds which can benefit their favorite charities today into the future. Types of funds include:

  • Designated Funds: Direct your grant to a specific, established charity.
  • Donor Advised Funds: Recommend your grant go toward a specific, established charity.
  • Field of Interest Funds: Recommend your grant go toward a special interest category (i.e. the arts, athletics, scholarships, etc.)
  • Unrestricted Funds: Allow the local FACF board to direct your grant to meet the needs of the community.

Learn more about how you can establish a fund at FACF by contacting us at (877) 253-4380, by talking to a member of the FACF board or emailing FACF@communitygiving.org.


FACF Legacy Stories

For inspiration for your own fund, look to some of our donors’ Legacy Stories, like this one from Foley.

Tom Keating

Tom Keating Foundation Fund

Tom Keating was a charismatic, gifted teacher residing in Foley. He was the Minnesota 2004 Teacher of the Year and taught at an alternative learning program in Monticello. Tragically, Tom was killed on an icy rural road in January 2006. His family began fundraising to create a scholarship for one Foley High School student and one Turning Point Alternative Program student. They were able to work with CommunityGiving and the Foley Area Community Foundation to make that happen.


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Grants

FACF awards grants each spring to qualifying local nonprofits. For listings of competitive grant opportunities, please visit the grant page and search for grants which may apply to your organization. Specific criteria, grant guidelines and grant application forms are provided for each grant opportunity.

Scholarships

Through the Foley Area Community Foundation, we currently administer 10 scholarship funds for area students. Through CommunityGiving, you have access to these and other scholarships directed at central Minnesota students, both high school and college level! View scholarship opportunities here; applications open December 1.


History

Founded in 2004, the Foley Area Community Foundation (FACF) raises and distributes grants and scholarships to students in ISD 51 and select nonprofits in the greater Foley area.

ANNUAL REPORT SUMMARY

*Last updated June 30, 2016

Founded: 2004
Total Assets: $168,000
Total FUNDS: 14
Total GRANTS to Date: $85,148

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CONTACT FACF!

Foley Area Community Foundation

101 7th Ave. S., Suite 100

St. Cloud, MN 56301

Phone: (877) 253-4380
Email: info@communitygiving.org

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