Our Mission

Connecting people, charitable causes and community needs. 

Welcome

Blue Mountain Community Foundation (BMCF) started in 1984 based on the idea that the area needed a place for donors who cared about the community to make long-term investments. Joining a community foundation movement in the United States that began in 1914, BMCF is one of over 750 community foundations. A group of 36 local citizens, under the guidance of Pete Peery and John Reese, were the initial corporate members who resolved to form a nonprofit corporation. Since securing its first endowed fund, the Foundation has grown to over $38 million in 260 charitable funds.

Mission and vision

Our mission
Connecting people, charitable causes and community needs.

Our vision
Improving quality of life for all in the Blue Mountain area through philanthropy.

 

 

30 years ago...

Clockwise from front left: John Reese, Mary Lou Tillay, Art Griff and Pete Peery; four of the original founders of the Blue Mountain Community Foundation.

Discretionary grants

Our Discretionary Grant Application is no longer available!
 

Our region

Find out more about our service area.

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