Who we are:
The Local Impact Alliance was formed in May of 2019 after Community Foundation of Plymouth becam an affiliate of Canton Community Foundation. The Local Impact Alliance was formed to strengthen and promote organized philanthropy in the Western Wayne area, particularly through the promotion and development of local community foundations and nonprofits. The Alliance was started to educate the public on the benefits, purpose and role of the local community foundations and non profit organizations.
The Local Impact Alliance comprises three Community Foundations affiliates serving throughout western wayne area. The Alliance provides each affiliate with management, administrative, and development expertise and services, so every local foundation can focus on promoting philanthropy, building endowment, and making a difference in their community. Through the establishment of endowed funds created by caring donors to benefit community causes, Alliance affiliates work to improve the quality of life in their local communities by distributing a portion of the funds’ earnings to local non-profit organizations, in the form of annual scholarships and grants.
Each affiliate foundation has a volunteer Advisory Board whose role and efforts are focused on asset development, learning about the community’s charitable needs and nonprofits working to meet them, and awarding grants and scholarships.
10 Reasons to Give Locally through a Community Foundation
- Local. Each Community Foundation is a local organization with deep roots in the community.
- Broad expertise. Our staff has broad expertise regarding community issues and needs.
- Personalized service. Each community foundation provides highly personalized service tailored to each individual's charitable and financial interest.
- Invest in causes.Our funds help people invest in the causes they care about most.
- Asset Variety. We accept a wide variety of assets, and can facilitate even the most complex forms of giving.
- Professional advisors. We partner with professional advisors to create highly effective approches to charitable giving.
- Tax advantages. We offer maximum tax advantage for most gifts under federal law. Please always consult with your tax advisors on any charitable giving.
- Multiply the impact. We multiply the impact of gift dollars by pooling them with other gifts and grants.
- Expertise in endowment. We build endowment funds that benfit the community forever and help create personal legacies.
- Leadership. We are a community leader, convening agencies and coodinating resources to create positive change.