Creating a better tomorrow for our community by encouraging the celebration of art and culture, treasuring our desert environment, assisting those in need, and encouraging lifelong learning.
FCF (Foothills Community Foundation) is a unique partnership that brings support, opportunity and community service to the Desert Foothills.
FCF currently addresses community needs through community service projects, cultural programs, and the support of education. These are provided by FCF's programs including Desert Awareness Committee, Desert Foothills Theater, Mindquest, Visual Arts Lecture Series, Partners in Education, the Holiday Project, Holland Art Gallery and programs at Holland Community Center.
FCF continually looks to the future of our desert foothills region. in 2015 a community needs assessment was completed in conjunction with ASU's School of Community Resources and Development. The study results were shared with the community, and FCF continues to facilitate discussions as to how we can meet the needs identified as a community.
Our programs -- Theater, Community Center, Partners in Education and Desert Awareness, continue to thrive and grow, and we are always mindful of how to invest in needed services in a sustainable way.
Foothills Community Foundation enhances the
quality of life for residents of the north desert foothills region of Arizona, through education, community service and the arts.
A vibrant community celebrating art and culture, treasuring our desert environment, assisting those in need, and engaging in lifelong learning and healthy lifestyles.
In 1986 the Foothills Community Foundation was formed by the combination of the Foothills Future Committee and the disbanding Carefree Improvement Association. First in its early years, and continuing thereafter, the FCF established a speaker series, conducted a water study, supported the Fine Arts Center, developed the Holiday Project (now the Foothills Foodbank), assisted in developing what is now the Desert Foothills Land Trust, and by 1996 incorporated the Desert Foothills Theater. In 2002 MusicFest was spun off from FCF as was Foothills Caring Corps in 2008.
By 2009, FCF was proudly installed at the Holland Community Center, its newest program at the time. Today it continues to expand services and programs through the Desert Foothills Theater, the Desert Awareness Committee, the Holland Community Center including the Holland Gallery of Fine Art and the accompanying Alley Gallery, the MindQuest Healthy Brian Expo and Lecture Series, the Holiday Project, and the Visual Arts Lecture Series.
Imagine the desert foothills area without the services that FCF has championed along the way: Local Theater, a thriving Community Center, land preserved from encroachment, families in need receiving food, transportation for seniors, mobile meals, music programs, education scholarships, teacher grants, classes for youth through adults catering to a wide array of interests, education about our Sonoran desert and its harvest, a local junior college campus, a family oriented exercise and wellness facility. Whether through our long range needs assessments and facilitating solutions to identified needs, or supporting or offering programming, FCF has had and continues to have a major impact on our community.