The Community West Foundation’s 2017 Annual Report is complete and the publication takes a look back at our wonderful community that helped to shape its inspiring theme, Faith in Action.
There is nothing like putting your Faith in Action! Just ask the Foundation’s many Faith in Action exemplars – from its donors, board members, nonprofit partners, volunteers, to the SocksPLUS supporters, all uniquely impacting and serving our community in so many positive ways.
The report is packed with information about the achievements over the last year including the news that Community West Foundation provided a total of $4.8 million in grants – $2,991,167 to support our community, and $1,852,790 for programs at Fairview Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals.
In addition, the Donor Advisor family and agencies shared $808,637 to benefit a wide range of charitable causes.
Thanks to the generosity of thoughtful donors and friends, in 2017 the Foundation raised $10,791,473 in donations, which is a great testament to the faith of our community.
There exist many unmet needs, poverty and homelessness within our community, and these issues are at the forefront of concern and work at Community West Foundation to serve “the least of these.” The Foundation’s focus continues to help our brothers and sisters in need, because behind every gracious gift they receive are the inspiring stories of Faith in Action.
Read All About the Community Foundation at www.communitywestfoundation.org/2017-annual-report.
A recent initiative by Community West Foundation is the installation of the notable Homeless Jesus sculpture now on display if front of the Foundation offices at 800 Sharon Dr. in Westlake. This sculpture created by Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz captures the Foundation’s strategic plan found in Matthew 25:40, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”