Adams County Community Foundation, Inc. (ACCF) At a Glance
Established: 1991 Celebrating 20 years in 2011!
Recognizing 20 years of service to our community....
The ACCF is recognizing local volunteers with
20 years service to our community with a special award:
The Spirit of Giving Award.
Please see home page to learn
more about this exciting recognition.
James Briggs, Jr. ACCF Board member and ACCF Finance
Committee past chr shares: ACCF History and Celebrations
Our Mission: ‘Building partnerships between donors and community to enrich and enhance the quality of life in Adams County.’
Tax Status: The Adams County Community Foundation is classified as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; as "publicly supported" under Section 170b(1)(A)(vi): and as "not a private foundation" under Section 509(a)(1).
Wayne Porter, ACCF Board member and past president shares: Tax information,
ACCF Credibility, and Ways to Give (see Photo Gallery, Media room, Porter)Assets (as of December 2010): $12.3M
Contributions Received (in 2010): 1,322 gifts / $701,587.00
Bette Miller, ACCF Board officer, shares: Opporunities to give & ACCF Angel Funds
(see Photo Gallery, Media room, Miller)
Scholarships / Grants (2010): over $250,000 awarded
to over 200 scholars (special publication available upon request)
Governance: 13-member all-volunteer Board of Directors
Leadership: Roger Thompson, DDS, President, ACCF Board of Directors
Roger Thompson, DDS, ACCF Board president, shares: ACCF 100+ Funds & Why to Give to the ACCF(see Photo Gallery, Media room, Thompson)
Staff: One full-time: Coni Mayer, executive director, (since 1999) Two part-time: Deb Cook (since 2004) and Patti Hogg (since 2006)
Adams County Community Foundation (ACCF)
works for our community: For the
- Support the individual’s charitable interests
- Receive the highest-available tax deduction
- Keep informed of the community’s changing needs
- Help donors make the best, informed decisions for their gift giving
Estate planner to provide:
- Informed advice to their clients
- Credible options for their clients
- Integrity and assure for their clients’ gift giving
- The ACCF works with donors during their lifetime to design a legacy plan that ensures their estate plans align with their charitable goals.
- The ACCF works with diligence to steward the philanthropic legacies of donors who have specific intentions for their funds.
- Convene nonprofit directors and staff to network and increase effectiveness
- Encourage collaborations to maximize the assistance for residents
- Strengthen the capacity of local nonprofit organizations to achieve their missions through granting and leadership training.
- Convening key leaders to address community issues
- Assemble the local nonprofit staff to sharing the wealth of expertise and problem solving approaches for our community needs
Grant and Scholarship Recipients: The ACCF
- Grant distributions are awarded four times a year (Jan., April, July, October)
- Scholarship distributions are awarded two times a year (February, June)
- Provides regular community announcements of distributions and due dates
- Provides updated applications available on the ACCF website
- Maintains an easy-to-understand, simple-to-use grant application form
- Maintains a comprehensive scholarship application form used by 40+ committees in efforts to provide a one-time application process for local high school students
- Provides a fair distribution of funds
- Upholds the wishes and instructions of the donors