What is the Woodbury Community Foundation?
The Woodbury Community Foundation helps neighboring Woodbury organizations fulfill their mission of providing life-changing opportunities for economically stressed residents. We build smart collaborations, provide key research to guide intervention, and create networks of donors and volunteers to support the needs of Woodbury residents. We are working toward “well-being for all…for Woodbury.”
Our mission is to strengthen our community by connecting people and organizations with causes that matter.
Our vision is to ensure our community is a premier and caring place to live, work, and play.
Our Greatest Inspiration
The inspired determination of our board members, donors, volunteers, and partners–working through innovative collaborations–fuels our goal, the well-being of all residents of Woodbury.
The Foundation promotes philanthropy by connecting donors to their personal passions while raising funds for short- and long-term strategic reinvestment through grants and allocations to meet the demonstrated needs of the community.
The Foundation helps to develop networks of engaged leaders while trying to increase awareness of and engagement in volunteer and leadership opportunities in Woodbury’s service organizations by its diverse and growing community.
Supporting One Another
The Foundation strives to encourage respect, dignity, and inclusiveness for all Woodbury residents by increasing awareness of community needs and encouraging residents to get involved in their neighborhoods and other community organizations to connect those in need to the services they require.
Enhance Effectiveness of Organizations
The Foundation inspires innovative collaborations for new programs, services, and initiatives while trying become the ‘go-to’ resource for service organizations and those trying to create impact in Woodbury. We also are developing a communications network between organizations in hopes of creating natural connections where the sharing of resources can lead to more efficient and effective program development.
Identify Tomorrow’s Needs Today
The Foundation listens to our community’s organizations and our donors so that we can understand future Issues that will Impact Woodbury. We guide donors and organizations by use data to inspire giving and the development of new programs and services while promoting innovative solutions.
The results of a 2009 Community Needs Survey became the driving force behind the Woodbury Community Foundation for many years. We focused on four key areas: YOUTH, JOBS, HOUSING, and FOOD. In 2014, the Foundation launched a new initiative, Woodbury THRIVES, focused on creating a culture of health in Woodbury by focusing on community health and wellness initiatives.
With these initiatives in mind, we provided opportunities to local organizations and individuals for them to invest directly in multi-dimensional human-service issues that were of greatest concern and were growing challenges to the future of our city:
The Woodbury Community Foundation fosters collaborative thinking, which builds our community and serves our citizens.