EAF AND COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SYNERGIES
Emergency Assistance Foundation (EAF) is proud to partner with many Community Foundations. Of EAF's 300+ Funds, many have transitioned to EAF from a Community Foundation by the Community Foundation's request, or were initially established through an introduction facilitated by a Community Foundation. Because EAF solely administers Disaster and Hardship Relief Funds, all other individual or corporate funds and donor/corporate relations are maintained by the Community Foundation.
Our common goal is to make the partnership work for all involved. Typically, EAF partners with Community Foundations in four basic ways:
- The Community Foundation introduces their clients to EAF when they are interested in establishing a Disaster and Hardship Relief Fund because the Community Foundation does not offer this service. The Community Foundation maintains their client relationships in all other areas, and EAF establishes and administers the Disaster and Hardship Relief Fund without the Community Foundation's involvement.
- The Community Foundation is a conduit of donations to EAF. In this case, the Community Foundation receives the donations and maintains a Fund balance to support six months of expected grants.
- The Community Foundation self-administers Disaster and Hardship Relief Funds and works hand-in-hand with EAF for international grantmaking.
- The Community Foundation wants to learn more about Disaster and Hardship Relief Fund best practices and benchmarks and/or requests consultation when designing a Fund program.
OUR HISTORY WITH COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS
EAF's Founder, Bryan Clontz, and President, Doug Stockham, both have a long history with Community Foundations. Bryan served as a Vice President of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta from 1997 – 2003, has consulted with over 250 Community Foundations, and has a family fund at his local Foundation. Doug served on the board of an SO for real estate donations for the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham from 2005 – 2007 and as Vice Chairman of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties from 2009 – 2018. Doug maintains donor advised funds at both the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham and the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties.