We believe in a vibrant community where everyone has the resources, opportunities, and relationships we need to achieve our full potential and thrive, regardless of place, race, or identity.
Generosity is at the heart of our work. Across four key focus areas, the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga works to address root causes, build lasting change, and support a community of donors who are committed to impact and change in our community.
PhilanthropyWe help grow a community of donors who are committed to transforming their generosity into lasting impact in the greater Chattanooga region. Through relationships and philanthropic support, we help our donors make a difference.
ImpactWe support and invest in diverse and collaborative partners and leaders, through developing and supporting their narratives, stories, and ideas, to realize lasting change that will disrupt intergenerational poverty, create opportunities for prosperity, advance racial equity, and decrease disparities in outcomes for communities of color.
EquityEquity is the lens through which we view and assess our own work. Equitable access to opportunity is at the heart of our vision of a Chattanooga where all residents have access to the resources and relationships they need to thrive regardless of their race, gender, identity, or the zip code where they were born.
StewardshipWe are committed to being excellent stewards of community resources. That’s why we’re committed to operational excellence, maintaining a high-performing team, and meeting or exceeding market returns in order to ensure we can continue to affect change for generations to come.
Our Theory of Change
Lasting community impact happens when we work together. As a community foundation, we support and invest in strong leaders, anchors, stories, and ideas.
For over 50 years, the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga has been a force for good in our community by transforming generosity into lasting impact in service of a more prosperous and just city for all Chattanoogans.
The leadership and staff of the Foundation work hand-in-hand with our Board of Directors and our community to make Chattanooga a more prosperous and just city.
Board of Directors
Dr. Ruth Liu