About Us

Mission

The mission of the CFMC is to connect donors and their charitable giving with our evolving community needs in order to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations through impact grant making.

Vision

The vision of the CFMC is to be the philanthropic leader and a catalyst in order to maximize available resources in our county.

History

The Community Foundation of Morgan County (CFMC) was founded on January 5, 2000, in a partnership with the Mooresville Community Foundation and Morgan County Community Foundation. The historic Academy Building on the Newby Campus in Mooresville was CFMC’s original location. Every year, CFMC distributes thousands of dollars in grants and scholarships to local nonprofit organizations and students. We also collaborate with other nonprofits on major initiatives to improve our community. In late 2010, during our 10th anniversary, a generous couple made a donation which made it possible for us to purchase our own building on the Martinsville square. In January 2011, we opened our new main office at 56 N. Main Street, Martinsville.

Staff

ED KOMINOWSKI

President

ekominowski@CFMConline.org

BRITTANI BENTLEY

Associate Director

bbentley@CFMConline.org

CHRISTINE ARNOLD

Finance and Stewardship Manager

carnold@CFMConline.org

Board of Directors

The board of directors is the governing body of CFMC. Individuals who sit on this board are responsible for overseeing our activities.  They meet periodically to discuss and vote on the affairs of this organization. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at info@cfmconline.org

Vice Chair
Charles “Bud” Swisher

Treasurer
Keith Lindauer

Secretary
Susan Haynes

Members
Craig Fenneman
Patty Wood
Steve Keefe
Kelly Baugh
Dean Mayfield
Nick Agresta

Frequently Asked Questions

The CFMC is a complex unit in itself. Here we’ll provide some of the questions we receive to really help grasp what a Community Foundation really is! If you have further questions don’t hesitate to reach out! We would be glad to help.

What is a Community Foundation?

Definition by the Council on Foundations: Community Foundations are grantmaking public charities that are dedicated to improving the lives of people in a defined local geographic area. They bring together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective nonprofits in their communities.

https://www.cof.org/foundation-type/community-foundations-taxonomy 

Why are community foundations important?

We teach & promote philanthropy. What is philanthropy you might ask? Well by definition philanthropy is; the desire to promote the welfare of others expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes.

We can teach others that philanthropy is much more than giving money to causes, which is still important, but what really goes far, is the IMPACT. Impact changes many things in an individuals life, that just might change our lifestyles for generations to come.

You’re wondering what that looks like right?

Well, a few things come to mind!

For example, becoming a mentoring tutor for a student struggling in school because of their home life. Giving them “hope for a future” (Bill Blasche) says. Another example, spending time with a veteran who may just want to go on a trip. Doing something they wish they had done their whole life! Even the littlest of effort can go a long way.

Why did the Community Foundation of Morgan County decide to rebrand in the summer of 2017?

Really taking a look at our website, logo, mission, and vision we realized that we were missing our target as a “brand”. What we mean is, our logo wasn’t speaking for our philanthropic mission, and the dynamic audience we’re trying to capture. We were loosing out on the opportunities that our title gives us so much credit for!

We put together a narrative to walk you through the rebranding process, and we’ve placed our brand book here as a resource to others!

Narrative

BrandBook