At our core, I believe that most of us want the same things. We all want to be able to provide for ourselves and our families. We want to live in safe neighborhoods. We want a place to belong. We want to do work that makes a difference. We want to build a better future for the next generation. We want hard work and determination to lead to better outcomes. In short, we want to love where we live.
So what can we do . . . together . . . to help make these common dreams come true? What can we do when there is a gap between our dreams for a better future and the reality of where things may be now?
We can each do our part to help bridge the gap. At the Community Foundation, we strive to be the trusted leader in mobilizing generosity to improve quality of life in our community. Here are three reasons we believe that common good is indeed common ground.
- The pandemic that hit our communities and our nation in 2020 taught us that we are all interconnected. What affects one part of our community will eventually affect all of our community. So, we need to look out for each other and, in so doing, build a better community for all of us.
- We are truly better and stronger together than we are separately. Our community has experienced remarkable success over the past several years. We need to be intentional to ensure that all parts of our community feel the benefits of that success.
- When we level the playing field, we remove barriers and create new opportunities where they may not have previously existed. This is a win for our community and for its citizens.
We believe that generosity has the power to change lives, change communities, and change the future. That’s why we’re committed to do our part to mobilize generosity to improve the quality of life for all who call our community home.