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Non-profit Seminar

The Community Foundation hosts an educational seminar each year specifically designed for our local non-profits to provide professional development opportunities for nonprofit boards and staff. The 2018 Seminar is focused on grant writing and is presented in partnership with Pinnacle Financial Partners, our Presenting Sponsor. It is scheduled for Tuesday, October 31, 2018 at the [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Non-profit Seminar

Speaking on Taking or Giving

Guest Blog by: Rob Coombs We all know the name John D. Rockefeller and most of us know at least two things about him. One, he was very rich and, two, he established the Rockefeller Foundation. Like most, until recently I had no idea how or why this man became such a prolific giver. His [...]

By | September 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Speaking on Taking or Giving

Community Foundation Announces Two Recipients of the Ocoee Foundation Scholarship

Walker Valley’s, Brandon Akiona and Bradley’s Julia Sandryka have each been awarded the Ocoee Foundation Scholarship for 2018. The $8000 scholarship provides $2000 per academic year for a possible total of four years based on satisfactory progress toward a degree. Margaret Sheehan, Ocoee Foundation Board member, presented the scholarship to each student at their respective [...]

By | May 31st, 2018|Cleveland, Funds, Giving, Scholarship|Comments Off on Community Foundation Announces Two Recipients of the Ocoee Foundation Scholarship

Community Foundation Announces Recipient of the Ashlyn Lamberth Scholarship

Sydney and Anthony Anthony Lamberth presented the 2018 Ashlyn Taylor Lamberth Memorial Scholarship to Sydney Brown at Bradley High School’s Senior Awards Night held on May 14. The $1000 award recognizes Sydney’s academic achievement, school involvement and community service commitment. While at Bradley, Sydney has participated in FCA, Bachelorettes, Vocal Motion and Student Council. Additionally, [...]

By | May 31st, 2018|Funds, Giving, Scholarship|Comments Off on Community Foundation Announces Recipient of the Ashlyn Lamberth Scholarship

Time for a ‘Paycheck Checkup’

In IR-2018-120, the Internal Revenue Service urged taxpayers to use the Withholding Calculator on www.IRS.gov for a "Paycheck Checkup" to make sure they have the right amount of tax taken out of their paychecks for their personal situation. The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), brought many changes that will affect taxpayers. [...]

By | May 31st, 2018|Giving, News, Tax benefits|Comments Off on Time for a ‘Paycheck Checkup’

The Unity Center is a busy place!

The Unity Center Endowment Fund provides an ongoing stream of revenue to help ensure a strong future for the Unity Center as the organization continues its mission to build hope and opportunity by promoting educational, social and spiritual growth for all. Enrichment, community building, responsibility, life skills....add to that some fun, laughter and music and [...]

By | April 5th, 2018|Cleveland, Funds, Giving, News|Comments Off on The Unity Center is a busy place!

Saving Your Company’s Productivity: How to Respond to the Opioid Crisis

The Bridge, a fund of the Community Foundation, recently partnered with the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce to host a workshop for local business/industry leaders titled Saving Your Company’s Productivity: How to Respond to the Opioid Crisis. Topics covered included, “Awareness and Scope of Opioid Epidemic in Bradley County,” presented by Mr. Scott Elam and Mr. [...]

By | April 5th, 2018|Cleveland, Funds, Giving, News, Training|Comments Off on Saving Your Company’s Productivity: How to Respond to the Opioid Crisis

Movies in the Park are Back!

Pack up your chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. And get ready to watch a movie under the stars! The Community Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Council is planning four movie nights this summer. “We encourage you to gather your family and spend quality time together while watching a family-friendly box office hit on a giant movie screen, [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|Cleveland, Events, News|Comments Off on Movies in the Park are Back!

First Friday Festivals

There's plenty of summer fun downtown at the First Friday Festivals June 1, July 6, & August 3! Enjoy live music, face painting, giant inflatable slide & obstacle course, and great food! Bring the family for BBQ, homemade ice cream, pizza, & more! Food is available for purchase. Admission to the event is free and [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|Cleveland, Events, News, TN|Comments Off on First Friday Festivals

The New Tax Law: Donor Strategy – Bundling your Gifts

At the Community Foundation, we strive to build partnerships with our donors and provide the latest in philanthropic news and tax law changes. There is concern that the large increase in the new Standard Deduction could possibly remove the advantage of deducting charitable contributions. Here’s why: if your total deductions don’t exceed the new larger [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|Cleveland, Funds, Giving, Tax benefits, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The New Tax Law: Donor Strategy – Bundling your Gifts