The Community Foundation’s vision is centered in racial equity — an equitable community where everyone can thrive. Equity is all we want for a good life — safety, security, housing, education, and economic opportunity.

Dear Friends,

What a turbulent year for everyone. Leaning into so many challenges, we found the ground beneath our feet to embrace new opportunities and take bold action. While pivoting through the 2020 global pandemic crisis, we had a clear roadmap within our new strategic plan to guide grantmaking decisions and our emergency response. Through your generous gifts, we lived into our new mission of connecting generosity to Genesee County’s needs.

The Community Foundation’s vision is centered in racial equity — an equitable community where everyone can thrive. Equity is all we want for a good life — safety, security, housing, education, and economic opportunity.

Our community leadership agenda is reflected in the community foundation’s 2020-2025 strategic plan. To develop our goals and objectives, we engaged grassroots community voices to ground our strategy in truth. With equity embedded in our vision, we aspire to deepen our role beyond grantmaking and become a more effective partner in building an equitable, inclusive, and widely prosperous community.

As we reorient our work around racial equity, we have engaged donors and other stakeholders in conversations and agenda-setting. We built competence internally to truly deliver on our mission. We want to do more by leaning into the lived experiences of those who are marginalized the most. And then bridge that with donors like you as we live into the promise to be in and of community.

We are always seeking ways to create a larger and more sustained impact. We challenge you to question us. Tell us what we can do better.

Our 2019 story is a celebration of all those who have responded boldly. We are thankful to our donors, grantees and volunteers. You are the trifecta that makes Genesee County a better place.

Isaiah M. Oliver
President and CEO

George Wilkinson
Chair, Board of Trustees (2019)