Vision and Mission
Washington County is a community where generosity and civic engagement are valued and practiced by all people to the common good.
Marietta Community Foundation, by serving as manager and distributor of donated funds, supports philanthropy and the efforts of citizens to improve natural, human and civic resources. An advocate for a strong and active sense of community, the Foundation is attentive to today's needs, yet attuned to tomorrow's opportunities.
Power of Philanthropy
- We respect the power of philanthropy to transform lives and shape the course of Washington County’s destiny.
- We hold sacred the intentions of donors and respect the worth of their vision.
Service and Stewardship
- We take our job seriously, maintaining the highest standards of integrity in donor relations, community service, institutional governance, and fiscal management.
- We do not alter from our mission nor lose sight of our vision.
- We engage in action that promotes the common good. We commit ourselves to fully embrace that calling for as long as the need exists.
- We honor the contributions of those who have worked tirelessly in the past to ensure the well-being of the Washington County area, and pledge to support those who will carry on that legacy.
Marietta Community Foundation meets National Standards for operational quality, donor service and accountability in the community foundation sector.
The National Standards Seal by our name indicates official confirmation from the Council on Foundations that we have met the most rigorous standards in philanthropy. It affirms our commitment to financial security, transparency and accountability. It says our grantmaking includes an open, competitive process designed to address the changing needs of our community. The National Standards Seal also confirms our history of honoring donors’ wishes—to support the arts, cultivate gardens, save endangered species, cure illness, expand literacy, feed children—and support countless other important causes.
The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Program was established in 2000 in cooperation with the Council on Foundations. National Standards guide community foundations in establishing legal, ethical and effective operational practices that serve as blueprints for internal development and benchmarks for external assessment. The 43 National Standards require Marietta Community Foundation to document its policies in donor services, investment management, grantmaking and administration. To receive confirmation of National Standards compliance, Marietta Community Foundation submitted its organizational and financial policies and procedures to a rigorous peer review.