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The Next Generation of the Foundation

The Faribault Foundation was established as a community foundation in 1999 by a group of community leaders, to enable people who love their community to support it today and in the future. By combining gifts, great and small, the foundation gives everyone the opportunity to be a philanthropist. Most nonprofits commonly serve a singular need or demographic by providing a specific service.

Community foundations are devoted to helping solve diverse and emerging community problems, and strengthening new and existing community assets, primarily by providing financial support. The Faribault Foundation has the flexibility to channel resources into multiple organizations to help address the most pressing community needs and the most exciting community projects. The unique purpose of the Faribault Foundation is to support what is important to Faribault today and long into the future.

The Faribault Foundation will transform the quality of life in our region through the generosity of donors.

Our eye is on high-impact, sustainable philanthropy….helping people who love Faribault make meaningful gifts to the causes they love -- today and tomorrow.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Faribault Foundation, Inc. is to develop, manage, and administer financial resources to promote and enhance the quality of life for the greater Faribault community.

Faribault Foundation was founded in 1999 as a non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt public charity that allows individuals, businesses, and other organizations to establish permanent endowments and temporary funds within the structure of a single large foundation. These funds are managed by a board of directors comprised of Faribault area residents.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Faribault Foundation is to promote and enhance the quality of life for the greater Faribault community by:

· Attracting charitable gifts and promoting community philanthropy

· Serving as a responsible fiscal host for the funds collected

· Being a leader by building nonprofit capacity in the community

· Serving as a catalyst and convener to help identify and solve local issues

· Being a community resource, offering services to donors, nonprofits, and others

The Hand Up Campaign

In the past 6 months the Faribault Foundation has embarked on the next generation of the community foundation. Policies and procedures have been vetted and approved for operating as a dynamic resource for community philanthropy. This builds on our long history of raising funds and helping organizations with small grants.

The Hand Up Campaign is seeking support from key investors to encourage philanthropy focused on improving quality of life in Faribault in perpetuity. The Hand Up Campaign will allow us to establish professional systems in both human and technology resources to fulfill our mission.

The short-term goals are a quiet campaign effort to raise $1.2 million pledged over 5 years, that will allow the Faribault Foundation the working capacity to hire a full-time executive director, part-time development person, accounting services and the software needed for the operation. Half of the funds raised will be used for operating and the other to be endowed in a discretionary fund for the foundation’s discretionary use. The long-term goal is to encourage resources of $10 million endowed through component funds of the Faribault Foundation.

Our Board of Directors

President: Chad Koepke

Vice President: Chris Shaffer- Brown

Treasurer: Todd Markman

Secretary: Dr. Mike Richie

Past Chair Natalia Mendoza-Orr

Director Patricia Gustafson

Director Chad Wolff

Director Rev. Dr. Colin Maltbie

Director Jeff Jandro

Executive Director Kymn Anderson

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