CommunityMatters'10® is produced and supported by the Orton Family Foundation in collaboration with other sponsors.
About Our Sponsors
The Orton Family Foundation, based in Middlebury, Vermont, and Denver, Colorado, seeks to help small cities and towns discover and describe their heart and soul—the collective attributes that make communities unique—and build on those attributes in planning toward a vibrant, enduring future.
Partners since 2003, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Sonoran Institute established their joint venture to pursue projects that further their common goals and interests in the inter-mountain West. The mission of Western Lands and Communities is to create sustainable futures for western communities through land-use planning that effectively manages growth and integrates conservation values, open space, transportation, water and energy infrastructure.
The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster just and sustainable communities in the United States—communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by sustainable environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures. At the Surdna Foundation, we actively find ways to enhance our work by forging cohesion across the Foundation's grantmaking efforts.
The Maine Community Foundation serves thousands of people who share a common mission: improving the quality of life in our state. Maine Community Foundation grants cover the full range of nonprofit undertakings, with a special focus in the areas of education, the environment, arts and humanities, and social and community services. For more than 25 years, the Maine Community Foundation has been a leader in philanthropy in Maine.
The Montana Community Foundation is a philanthropic support organization offering donor services, endowment building opportunities and philanthropic advocacy. Through the power of permanently endowed funds, the Foundation helps donors achieve their philanthropic goals and enables nonprofit organizations to establish stable income sources. In the broadest sense, our mission is to cultivate philanthropy to build Montana’s future.
Among the oldest and largest community foundations, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's fundamental purpose is to improve the well-being of every community we serve. The Foundation was one of the first to develop a regional structure, covering seven regions, and has launched initiatives and built trusted partnerships with a diverse array of individuals, families, businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies. Our work together is living proof that collaboration serves the public good.
The Vermont Community Foundation is committed to building philanthropic resources that will sustain healthy and vital Vermont communities now and into the future. This includes three core values: communities have the capacity to succeed; communities are welcoming to all and community members support and care for one another; and communities are sustainable.
The George B. Storer Foundation of Wyoming was established by the broadcasting pioneer in 1955. The Foundation works to address systemic issues, to figure out what it takes to assure a future that provides a strong and diverse economy, a safe and friendly community, a sound educational system, a healthy, thriving landscape, and opportunities for all.
The L.P. Brown Foundation is a private foundation based in Boulder, Colorado and serving the Rocky Mountain region. It is instrumental in providing the scholarships that bring the Colorado citizens and professionals to the conversation at CommunityMatters'10.