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Our Vision

A vibrant and inclusive Linn County where all people thrive.

Our Mission

To strengthen our community through philanthropy.

“Our vision, mission and values reflect what the Community Foundation aims to be. We’re here to strengthen our community, and we remain open to ways we can help Linn County become a more vibrant and inclusive place to call home.”

Karla Twedt-Ball
President & CEO

Guided by Our Values


We believe success of our community can only be achieved when everyone has the opportunity to experience their full potential.


We seek to build relationships and engage the community in our work.


We use our resources to increase understanding of the issues that require community action.


As stewards of community resources, we operate ethically and demonstrate transparency and accessibility.


In order to respond to changing needs, opportunities and challenges, we remain flexible and open to creative strategies.

“I am inspired by the work of the Community Foundation. On top of providing excellent services to donors and support to nonprofits, they are able to convene people and organizations in a way that brings them together to have an even greater impact on our community.”

Kevin Welu
Principal and Practice Leader, TrueNorth Companies
Past Board Chair at the Community Foundation
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