Mission and Vision
The Community Foundation’s mission is to foster a thriving Hill Country, inspire greater giving, celebrate legacy and heritage, and steward charitable resources for today and tomorrow. The Foundation’s stakeholders envision the Texas Hill Country as a vibrant community with opportunity for everyone. Future generations of the Hill Country will proudly inherit a hopeful, prosperous region where generosity and collaboration abound to create lasting improvement. Its mission and vision have guided its work for decades.
The Community Foundation responds to the charitable needs of Hill Country communities and therefore manages its funds in such a manner as to support current and future needs. The Foundation's Investment Committee oversees this work.
The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country is the region’s philanthropic endowment, created to support charitable and civic efforts now and for the long term. The Community Foundation grants funds to charities and awards scholarships to students throughout the Hill Country. On average, the Foundation distributes approximately $3 million each year.
Through grant-making, nonprofit education, investment management, academic scholarships, and civic leadership, the Community Foundation supports a thriving Hill Country. The Community Foundation works with donors, makes grants, and awards academic scholarships in 10 Hill Country counties: Bandera, Blanco, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Real, and Uvalde.
Since 1981, the Community Foundation has served as a public charitable institution dedicated to improving the lives and realizing the philanthropic visions of the people of the Texas Hill Country. We are committed to a policy of openness and transparency, and our governance and policy documents – including Internal Revenue Service verification of our 501(c)(3) public charity status, articles of incorporation, bylaws, and others – are available to the public.