Discretionary Grantmaking

The Basics - Helena

The Community Endowment Fund and its named sub-funds are permanent assets contributed by donors who have entrusted the Community Foundation with investing the funds in a way that helps meet the needs of the Chattahoochee Valley. The named sub-funds include:

In 2020, the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley committed a landmark three years of discretionary funding to underwrite the first three years of the operating budget of The Basics Chattahoochee Valley.

The Basics Chattahoochee Valley is a regional initiative launched by the Talented, Educated People action area of Columbus 2025 in association with the Boston Basic organization, a public-private partnership that grew out of work by the Achievement Gap Initiative (AGI) at Harvard University.

Coronavirus Response Fund

Food Pantry

The Coronavirus Response Fund is hosted by Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley (CFCV) in partnership with United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley (UWCV).

The Fund is provides flexible resources to Columbus-area organizations working with our most vulnerable citizens: members of communities who are disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 and the economic consequences of the pandemic.

Community Initiatives

Our size now places us among the larger community foundations in the Southeast and leverages our potential for impact. We - our board and staff - use our voice to promote listening, learning and generosity to fuel progress in this place that we love. One way we accomplish our mission is by leading and collaborating to shape effective responses to community needs and opportunities. Our focus areas currently include:

Columbus 2025

Columbus 2025 is the Greater Columbus region’s public/private community strategic plan to increase prosperity, reduce poverty and enhance the quality of life for all our residents. Through this plan, our region collaborates to address some of our most important challenges in five key areas: Enterprising Culture, Cohesive Image and Identity, Talented, Educated People, Targeted Economic Development, and Vibrant and Connected Places.

Home for Good

Home for Good

Home For Good was charged with implementing the City’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness. The ten year plan contains seven strategic initiatives for establishing long-term, sustainable solutions for reducing and ending homelessness. Home for Good's goal is to make homelessness rare, brief, and a one-time occurrence.

Home for Good functions as the bridge amongst service providers, as well as between services providers and clients. It assures the efficient and effective use of a collaborative system to move individuals or families from homelessness to permanent, stable housing.

Resilient Chattahoochee Valley

Resilient Chattahoochee Valley, a regional coalition of Resilient Georgia, seeks to improve outcomes for children 0-16 in the Chattahoochee Valley.

​The coalition aims to:

Past Initiatives