Our Mission

Connecting people, charitable causes and community needs. 


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

Want to hear about our history and more about how the Blue Mountain Community Foundation came to be? Check out the videos below that feature some of our original founders and board members.

The creation of the Foundation

Mary Lou Tillay

Thank you Seth Chapman for helping us document these stories and share them with our supporters.  

Warren Community Action Fund Established

New fund of $1 million established in honor of parents Robert and Nadine Warren by children Gene, Tressa (Petersen), Glenn and Bill.

See the full article from the Dayton Chronicle Newspaper HERE

See full Article from the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin HERE


Congratulation to the 2016 Discretionary Grant Recipients. Click HERE to view a list of this years Discretionary Grant Awards.

Our region

Find out more about our service area.