Walker Area Community Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Philanthropy

Location: PO Box 171 Jasper AL 35502 USA

Mission: The mission of the Walker Area Community foundation is to serve as a nonprofit dedicate to the nurture and advancement of the community through forming and preserving charitable capital and using the proceeds of that capital to better the community as a whole.
Programs: A program to engage youth in community service, to teach them about philantrophy, and to allocate funds to local nonprofits.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I believe that the WA Community Foundation serves a vital need for our community. As a long time community volunteer, I have witnessed their work first hand. Presently, I serve as the president of the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama. The Foundation has enabled us to serve girls in the community of Cordova, who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to participate. Also, more recently, after a merger of 4 Councils, the Foundation was instrumental in helping us with technology issues, specifically, computers. I give a great big THANK YOU to the Foundation and all who support it.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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2 people found this review helpful

Our community has a rare jewel in the Walker Area Community Foundation! Not only is it unusual to have a foundation in a community this size, it is also most extraordinary to have one that is as large and caring as this one. The Walker Area Community Foundation makes a difference in every life it touches – from the people it helps, to the donors that give, to the volunteers that work in the trenches. We are all united in a common cause, to make this community a better place for everyone that lives here. With this organization, every dollar counts, every minute counts and every person counts.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

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2012

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2 people found this review helpful

What makes the Walker Area Community Foundation such a shinning start is that it touches so many people and organizations in so many ways. While Director of the Jasper Area Family Services Center , we were given invaluable financial support through grants for operations and outreach. Several programs housed there recieved grants for specific projects involving social services. The WACF was instrumental in starting our Non-Profit Council which facilitated ongoing communication and colaboration amoung the areas many non-profits. Now as a retired volunteer , I am privileged to be a part of the opening of many doors into a rich local history through the stories and exihibits on display in the Bankhead House and Heritage Center adminstered by the WACF. Education, Lilteracy, social services, collaboration, history, and culture are all goals seeded and nurtured by the Community Foundation.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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2 people found this review helpful

The Walker Area Community Foundation is such an essential to Walker County! The job of the Foundation is to make Walker County a better place, and that they are doing!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

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2012

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2 people found this review helpful

Walker County Community Foundation lives and breathes its mission statement. It continues to serve the community by assessing it needs and finding solutions to make our community the best of the best.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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3 people found this review helpful

I am the chairman of the Heritage Committee and a retired teacher and coach from Walker High School. I believe that the Walker Area Community Foundation is the best thing that has ever happened to Walker County. Not only is it a non-profit, but it helps many other non-profits around the surrounding area. There full time staff of Paul, Mimi and Christy are an outstanding fit for the Foundation and extremely well qualified with each one demonstrating an unusual understanding of their particular part of the program. Their Vista program adds another level of professionalism with Tyler and Sarah taking up the slack and helping in many different areas. Their volunteer program takes advantage of a wealth of knowledge and experience. I would sincerely hope that everyone would check into this awesome program and find what role you can play in making the WACF even better and more effective than it is now.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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2 people found this review helpful

Inspiring greatness, compassion, charity and community throughout the Walker County Area.

Such a great vision but what really makes it great is this is actually what Walker Area Community Foundation fosters in Walker County.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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2 people found this review helpful

Wonderful organization! From helping the ones in need to bringing art and culture to a small town, enabling many to see the arts that would not otherwise. The staff is a group of dedicated people who truly care about helping others as well as promoting our city

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A little

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It made me feel very blessed for the life I have been given

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3 people found this review helpful

The Walker Area Communiy Foundation is an amazing nonprofit working in Walker County. Their helping hands reach far beyond beyond one's expectations. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure the needs of the community are met. The Foundation is always looking for new ways to get involved and to get others active as well in the community.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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