About the Foundation:
For the past 50 years, the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga has been a community convener and problem-solver, responding to immediate needs and anticipating future challenges. We listen to community leaders and nonprofits to understand Chattanooga’s greatest needs. We also listen to our donors to understand what they care about and then connect their passions with purpose in the community.
For the past 50 years, the Community Foundation has been a community convener and problem-solver, responding to immediate needs and anticipating future challenges. We listen to community leaders and nonprofits to understand Chattanooga’s greatest needs. We also listen to our donors to understand what they care about and then connect their passions with purpose in the community.
The Community Foundation currently has assets under management of more than $145 M. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors and has a staff of 9. The Foundation distributes over $15M in grants annually.
A key member of the Foundation’s leadership team, the Vice President of Community Investment will work with members of the board, staff, and community partners to oversee and guide the implementation of a bold vision of a community where all children have access to a high-quality public education regardless of their socio-economic status or background and where opportunities for upward mobility enable individuals and families to move out of poverty and thrive. In addition, the VP of Community Investment will play a lead role in developing the Foundation’s local impact investing program focused on creating opportunities for economic mobility and wealth creation in underserved and marginalized communities.
The Board of the Community Foundation recently adopted a new strategic focus for the Foundation’s discretionary grantmaking program which includes an emphasis on building capacity of nonprofits to provide high-quality services for our community’s most vulnerable residents while working to address the root causes of the challenges their constituents face; the development and support of diverse leadership across sectors; ensuring that every student has access to high public education and the support they need to succeed; investments that create pathways for upward mobility for low-income residents. The Vice President of Community Investment, working with the Director of Community Impact will oversee the implementation of the new grants framework.
The Board also recently approved an impact investing program that will emphasize investments in tools and strategies aimed at increasing opportunities for economic mobility. The Vice President of Community Investment will work closely with members of the Board and the Staff to develop impact investing strategies and identify viable investments.
The Foundation operates over 80 scholarship funds. The largest, Together We Can, focuses resources on low-income students who are the first in their family to attend college. In 2018-2019, The Vice President of Community Investment, with the Director of Scholarships, will lead a strategic planning process to set the vision and strategic goals for the Foundation’s college access program and to align those initiatives with the Foundation’s recently adopted grantmaking framework and focus on equity in education and upward mobility.
The Vice President of Community Investment reports to the President and leads a team of 3 in achieving the Foundation’s community impact and leadership goals.
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