The Community Foundation of Monroe County is a nonprofit organization established to meet the current and future needs of our local community. We offer you all the tax advantages of charitable giving, the long-term benefits of endowment funding, and the ability to establish a legacy fund in the name of your family or a loved one.

Total Assets

Distributed for scholarships

Distributed for grants

Distributed for grants to our affiliate, Greater Milan Area Community Foundation

Where Everyone Has an Opportunity to Thrive

For 40 years the Community Foundation of Monroe County has had the privilege of supporting the Monroe County community through thoughtful philanthropy. As we reflect on this fortieth year of service, we celebrate another milestone of awarding more than $1,000,000 in grants and scholarships to our community this year. Read More…

Our Key Initiatives:


To ensure a vibrant community, all students need to be aware of post high school options for their next step, including postsecondary education, career technology training and more. An array of options are available to meet individual strengths that will improve personal success for all students.

Health & Well-Being

The Foundation will support and provide programs that promote public health, healthy living, and physical and mental well-being for all residents of all ages of Monroe County.

Community Enrichment

The Foundation will provide opportunities to enhance community infrastructure and the arts.

Invest In a Better Future 

Community foundation of monroe county

Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that has.

- Margaret Mead