How does the Foundation Board of Directors interact with the Town of Addison?
It is the goal of the Foundation to provide funding for charitable projects and philanthropic initiatives that enhance the quality of life for those who live in, work in, or visit Addison. There is a natural alignment of the Foundation’s goals with those of the Town’s strategic plans. When donation opportunities arise, the Board of Directors works closely with City Council and Staff to ensure projects envisioned will be successful. At the same time, it is not the goal of the Foundation to raise funds for projects that would normally be funded from Town revenues.
Does the Foundation compete with other local charities?
Overall, the Foundation’s goal is to support - not compete with - other charitable organizations. As a multi-purpose organization, the Foundation may however partner from time to time with other charitable organizations.
If I would like to raise funds for an initiative to benefit Addison, what should I do?
The Foundation is seeking Champions — individuals or organizations that would like to lead fund raising initiatives to benefit Addison. Your first step is to contact the Board of Directors for information and tax-exempt organization guidelines.
How are Foundation initiatives and grants approved?
The Foundation is led by a volunteer Board of Directors appointed by the Addison Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem. Initiatives are approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. Grants are approved by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors and disbursements are made by CFT.
Have a question that is not on this list?
Give one of the Board of Directors a call at 972-450-7009.