A vibrant community celebrating art and culture, treasuring our desert environment, assisting those in need, and engaging in lifelong learning and healthy lifestyles.
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 Speaker Series, Visual Arts Lecture Series, Partners in Education and the Holiday Project.
FCF keeps looking to the future of our desert foothills region. In 2015 a community needs assessment will be completed in conjunction with ASU's School of Community Resources and Development. The study results will be shared with the community and FCF will 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.
In 1986 Foothills Community Foundation was formed by the combination of the Foothills Future Committee and the disbanding Carefree Improvement Association. FCF was involved in those early years with establishing a speaker series, conducting a water study, supporting the Fine Arts Center, developing the Holiday Project (now Foothills Foodbank), developing what is now the Desert Foothills Land Trust, and by 1996 incorporating 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 with Desert Foothills Theater, Desert Awareness Committee the Holland Community Center, MindQuest Lecture Series, the Holiday Project, Visual Arts Lecture Series and the Holland Gallery of Fine Art.