Friend Area Fund

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The Friend Area Fund is dedicated to progress and long-term prosperity. A volunteer Fund Advisory Committee works actively to increase charitable giving and award grants to local worthy causes and projects that are addressing emerging needs and future opportunities in our community.

Vision

Friend is a thriving and united community with a bright, promising future. Our vision is for Friend to be an active community with recreational choices ranging from an award-winning golf course, an inviting park, and a variety of businesses and restaurant options. Friend provides a quality education at our progressive school system, an accessible healthcare system, and housing options available for every age group. We encourage young and old to fall in love with our small town. Whether you are working here, raising a family or retiring, we promise a growth-ready community.

Mission

The mission of the Friend Area Fund is to provide opportunities for people to share time, talent, and treasure by convening community conversations and building an endowment to ensure the availability of financial resources for future investment in the area

Values

We are a collaborating team of honest, respectful and optimistic people with a common mission. We promise to be an accountable grant-making organization, use a diverse volunteer group for quality projects, and maintain compassion for donors’ generosity, all while securing a solid community foundation for the Friend area.

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Accounts

  • General

    An account used by the local Fund Advisory Committee to support and maintain the affiliated fund’s activities within the community.

  • Park Improvements

    An account to assist with improvements to the city-owned parks in Friend.

  • Unrestricted Endowment

    A permanent account whose assets are invested to generate an ongoing source of income year after year. Investment earnings from the endowment are used to support community improvements and programs. The Fund Advisory Committee determines how the money generated from the endowment will be used to benefit the community now and in the future.

Fund Details

  • Opened: August 2012
  • Related Towns: Friend
  • Related Counties: Saline

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