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Who We Serve

Connecting the champions of our community

Our communities are diverse. Our needs are varied. And our opportunities to take action and create lasting change are abundant.

With years of experience and the cooperation of the region’s most expansive network of partners, the Foundation is uniquely positioned to catalyze change, address the balance of opportunity and help our remarkable community rise to greater heights. Here’s how we do it.

Community Leadership
We can convene community partners around key issues, share insights about industry trends, and connect passionate individuals and organizations working toward common goals. In doing so, we will be actively engaged with these entities to find their strengths, and where their donations and time can be invested. In addition to working directly with donors and nonprofits, we pursue the following activities:

  • We share information and insights with peer foundations and align resources whenever possible.
  • We actively partner with businesses and public officials to address priorities together.
  • We believe the valley/region is a great place to live, work, and play, and we advocate for increased access and opportunity for all individuals and families.
  • We speak regularly to students, civic groups, and businesses about the many ways they can get involved and give back with passion and purpose.


Donor Services & Volunteer Connections
Through our first-class service, you can trust that your funds are being managed properly. Whether you are looking to establish a charitable fund or connect to volunteer opportunities, we can help you learn about community needs and support the causes you care about, now and for years to come.

Learn how we partner with donors and volunteers

A Strong Nonprofit Sector
To address our community’s challenges effectively, we must have a strong nonprofit sector at the forefront. The Spano Foundation relies on robust and ongoing relationships with nonprofit organizations to give meaning to the philanthropy that happens here. Through a comprehensive set of offerings – including funding, learning, online resources and volunteer matching – we help prepare nonprofits to lead and serve in an ever-changing environment and ensure donors’ charitable dollars leave a lasting impact.

Learn how we support funds


Together, we do more good.
Check out how we work side by side with donors, nonprofits and community partners to do more good with, and for, our region. We are proud to support, and be supported by such a generous community.