About Us

The mission of the Colonial Beach Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life for those who live in and around Colonial Beach through collaboration and the powerful, caring nature of community. Our approach is simple -- promote philanthropy and simplify the process of giving.

Our Values

In all we do, we aspire to achieve the following:
Collaboration. We work with individuals, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), nonprofits, businesses, and local government to leverage resources for the common good.
Inclusion. We treat all people with respect and welcome their participation, perspectives, and experiences. 
Win-win solutions. We seek effective and innovative solutions to local problems, working with and learning from our collaborators, volunteers, and community members.
High standards and transparency. We expect all who participate in Foundation business to conduct themselves responsibility, maintaining the highest standards of ethics and accountability.

How It Works

The Foundation connects donors, nonprofits, government, NGOs, businesses, community groups, and individuals to serve current and future needs of the people in and around Colonial Beach. We provide leadership by bringing diverse perspectives together to develop community-wide solutions for problems and issues.

We receive financial gifts from individuals, businesses, and organizations, which we place in endowment funds and invest to generate earnings. We coordinate with fund advisers to distribute grants to a variety of community-oriented programs and nonprofit organizations in the Colonial Beach area.

Learn more about community foundations.

Our Board of Directors

The Foundation is governed by its by-laws and led by a Board of Directors.

Board of Directors
Eric Nelson, President
Cathy Bokman, Vice President Organizational Impact
Peter Fahrney, Vice President Administration
Michele Inderrieden, Vice President Member Engagement
Kristin Guido, Secretary
Thomas Savage,  Treasurer
Kay Blunt
Alan Darlington
Marcia Feldman
Joan Fitzpatrick
Joyce Gunderson
John Heath
Mary Larson
Mitzi Saffos
Ann Swope
Tom Tilt

Learn more about our Board here.

Annual Reports

Our Annual Report presents a snapshot of our past-year accomplishments and a brief description of our current-year direction. They are only a few pages long and we encourage you to review them.

2019 Annual Report 

2018 Annual Report  

2017 Annual Report 

2016 Annual Report 

Foundation Friends

Individuals, families, civic groups, organizations, clubs, and businesses who donate $500 (Bronze), $1,500 (Silver), $2,500 (Gold), or $5,000 (Platinum) are recognized as Foundation Friends.

Learn about becoming a Foundation Friend.

Community Partners

The Colonial Beach Community Foundation is pleased to partner with and support the mission of many of the local NGOs and nonprofits, such as:
Beach Arts Music and Mentoring  (BAMM)
WWER 88.1 FM
CB Greenspace
Colonial Beach Recreation Association
Downtown Colonial Beach
Colonial Beach Humane Society
Colonial Beach Playhouse

Give to the Colonial Beach Community Foundation.