About Us

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 and 260 charitable funds.

Mission

Connecting people, charitable causes and community needs.

Vision

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

Values: R.I.S.E.

  • Respect—We honor the dignity and worth of all people.
  • Integrity—We constantly strive to do the right thing.
  • Stewardship—We are steadfast, committed to the long-term sustainability of the Foundation's varied assets.
  • Engagement—We embrace the full participation and diverse perspectives of others.