One Valley Many Voices

Strategic Plan

We’ve all heard the famous Yogi Berra quote, “If you don’t know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else.”  Strategic plans help any business prioritize the business at hand – and, with nonprofits, it’s important that Board, Advisors, Staff and Donors all know what comprises the basis of our work.

Strategic plans are dynamic documents intended to be adaptable when change occurs.  Our meetings, our reports and our work as Board and Staff all relate back to the three goals – sustainability, service and support.  Each year we review, update and write an action plan for the coming year that keeps us prioritized and on track!  Because we work in the present and look to the future, we have our sights set on being able to make our decisions for today count for tomorrow.

Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley

Strategic Plan 2014 – 2018

Adopted by the Board 01/28/2015

Our Vision for the Gunnison Valley

The Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley envisions a dynamic culture of giving in which the full range of human needs is addressed by the community it serves.

Mission

The Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley strengthens and enriches the community through engaged philanthropy, thoughtful grantmaking, strategic education, and collaborative leadership.

Values

Four fundamental values guide the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley: Integrity, Stewardship, Transparency, and Inclusivity.

Integrity
We preserve the public trust through independent governance, objectivity, and honest leadership.

Stewardship
We are responsible stewards who manage and grow our varied resources with wisdom and compassion.

Transparency
We are open and forthright with one another, donors, grantees, and the community.  We practice the highest standards of conduct and ethics in all we do.

Inclusivity
We embrace access, equity, and diversity as affirming the essential humanity of all people and as being basic to healthy community life.

Guiding Principles

Our actions are aligned with our Vision, Mission and Values, consistently reflecting these Core Commitments:

Donor Intent
We steward our donors’ gifts, offer thoughtful counsel, and honor their intent.

Resource Development
We develop and deploy our resources in ways that demonstrate financial and social return-on-investment to donors, nonprofit organizations, and the communities we serve.

Education
We inform our board and advisors, donors, nonprofit and community leaders about needs and critical issues in the Gunnison Valley as well as the most effective means to address these issues and needs.

Best Practices
We implement best practices in governance, philanthropy, and nonprofit sustainability.

Community Building
We strengthen the capacity of the communities we serve to work together by embracing the uniqueness of each while honoring the shared interests of all.

Civility
We model and foster civil discourse within our own organization and throughout the Gunnison Valley.

Goals 2014 – 2018

Goal 1
Sustainability

Goal 2
Support

Goal 3
Service

Ensure sustainability and growth of CFGV through expanded donor base, endowment funds, and increased total assets Support nonprofit organizations to ensure viability, sustainability, and service quality Serve communities of the Gunnison Valley through strategic education and collaborative leadership