Golden Valley is a thriving community with many individuals and organizations actively seeking to improve our neighborhoods and our city. There are a number of organizations and initiatives that solicit and distribute funds for charitable purposes in the community. The Golden Valley Community Foundation (GVCF) is a nonprofit public charity created by and for the people of Golden Valley. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all the people of Golden Valley by encouraging philanthropy, providing services to the donors and those who serve to meet the needs of the community.
The Foundation grew from the Envision Connection Project (ECP), formed as a result of a citizen-led community initiative called Envision Golden Valley. GVCF is supported by Golden Valley’s elected leaders and other Golden Valley organizations. We are an independent, self-governed 501 (c) 3 community foundation.
GVCF is the community conduit for philanthropic giving that receives, manages, and distributes funds to benefit the Golden Valley community. GVCF provides a structured way to solicit and distribute funds to the maximum benefit of residents and community organizations. We consider our constituents to be people who live in Golden Valley, organizations and businesses located in and serving Golden Valley, and neighborhood or other community groups that support activities, developments and ideas that benefit our geographic area.
The GVCF Board of Directors, which is composed of individuals who live or work in Golden Valley. The Board is elected at an annual meeting of the organization. The GVCF Board of Directors disburses funds based upon established criteria and decision-making processes. The Foundation is guided by input from citizens, organizations, and contributors to our donor advised funds.