At the February 24, 2009 Stanton City Council Meeting, the Stanton Community Foundation was established to support Stanton's diverse population by offering a means for individuals, businesses, and organizations to contribute financially to the success of the city's residents. All proceeds raised from fundraisers, events, and donations are used to fund family, youth, and community programs.
This Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes. More specifically, to solicit, receive, invest and make grants of funds, property and other resources and to provide direct charitable services to aid, sponsor, promote, advance and assist worthy activities, programs and services in the City of Stanton; and to establish and maintain a permanent collection of named funds that carry out the diverse charitable purposes specified by the governing body and donors.
The Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Center. The public is welcome to attend.
The Foundation is committed to demonstrating leading practices in organizational governance and will ensure accountability and sustainability through:
- Long-Range Strategic Visioning and Planning
We will always function under a long-range vision and plan. We believe in the principle of “Strategic Visioning.” We will always have the organization-wide ability to tell a compelling story of the future to which we aspire, and will work under a well-defined strategy to make that story come true.
- Sound Board-Driven Policy
This clearly defines the role of the Board of Directors and establishes them as the policy-making body for the Stanton Community Foundation, primarily concerned with the big issues facing the organization, the setting and articulation of the vision and the long-term viability of the organization.
- Oversight by Committees of Engaged Volunteers
In order for the Board to set sound policy, the opinions of experts and community leaders must be considered. The Board will establish and sustain a committee structure, both standing and ad hoc, that provides for vetting of issues and recommendations, as well as building a “back bench” for Board leadership development and constant assessment of the effectiveness of programs, operations and activities.
- Written Policies and Procedures
As approved by the Board of Directors and developed by the committees and staff, this ensures that knowledge does not walk out the door with people and makes the organization sustainable and mission-oriented, rather than personality-oriented.
- Qualified, Professional Staff Support
We are committed to generating, implementing and sustaining big ideas and we can not rely solely on volunteers to accomplish this. We must allocate the resources necessary to bring in dynamic, facilitative staff leadership.