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You Can Make a Difference.  

Together, we can realize a shared vision of a vibrant and inclusive Linn County where all people thrive. 

Get Started Making an Impact  

Partner with the Community Foundation to start making an impact today. We can help you find the giving strategy that works for you.

How We Work With You as Your Partner in Philanthropy

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Why Choose the Community Foundation

The Community Foundation works to strengthen Linn County through philanthropy. We offer extensive knowledge of the community, and a wide range of giving options. We make it easy to give to causes you care about and to make an impact on your community. We can help you establish, implement, and accomplish your philanthropic goals.  

“It takes an organization like the Community Foundation to have the focus of the whole community and to really understand what is needed. By giving to the Community Foundation you really are building a future for the community.”

Mike Wilson
Fund Holder and Community Philanthropist

Our Impact

$190 Million

in Total Assets


Total Funds

$17.4 Million

Total Grants

Awarded in 2022


Nonprofits Funded in 2022

Want to Learn More? Let’s Work Together. Contact us today!

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Michelle Beisker
21/64 Certified
Senior Vice President of Development


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Josie Velles
Senior Director of Development Services


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Laura Booth, CFRE
21/64 Certified
Director of Family Philanthropy


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Arthur Kim, MA
Development Officer


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Christi Smeed, MAcc
Development Services Manager


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Claire English
Donor Relations Associate


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