A decade of transformation and the inspiring vision for the future

Looking Back

SVCF 10 Years of Impact

Welcome back to our special 10 year anniversary column where every month we highlight a story from SVCF’s past. If you missed last month’s article about SVCF’s creation of the Dream Big initiative visit https://solomonvalleycf.org/10-year-anniversary/


A decade of transformation and the inspiring vision for the future

Thank you for following along as we’ve taken some time to reflect on Solomon Valley Community Foundation’s first 10 years. As we wrap up our Looking Back series we can’t help but feel inspired by the vision, passion and generosity of the people who continue to invest their time, talents and resources into the communities they love and call home.

10 years ago, with a shared vision and belief in Mitchell County, our founding donors, early fundholders, and original board members paved the way for where we are today. From the idea of creating a community foundation, to the growth of over $7 million dollars in assets, SVCF continues to dream and work towards a vibrant future for Mitchell County. Since our inception, SVCF has awarded over $4.2 million dollars in competitive and donor directed grants and scholarships. We have worked with donors to create over 45 various funds, held 6 successful Match Month campaigns, partnered with the Chamber and Economic Development to create Mitchell County Strong and launched the Dream Big initiative. This past April, in conjunction with our 10 year anniversary, we were able to host a donor appreciation dinner where we unveiled our new branding and aspirations for the future. Our new logo, which features a large stoic tree, represents not only vibrancy and growth but tradition, legacy, and stability as well.

Leading up to, and throughout this past year, our board has taken the opportunity to cast a strategic vision for the future, and it's an exciting one full of new partnerships and initiatives, an increased match opportunity, youth engagement, and the implementation of a Legacy Society just to name a few. As an organization we are looking forward to taking what we have learned over the past 10 years and continue to grow, adding layers of impact, outreach, and donor support so that Mitchell County can continue to thrive for years to come.

Up next, Match Month and “Give to Grow” coming spring of 2024. It’s going to be exciting and we’d love for you to join us!

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