In December 2005, Monroe County joined the CREATE community affiliates in the mission of building local endowments, assessing and prioritizing community needs, and building connections that help donors learn about local needs. Citizens of Monroe County feel that the greatest advantage of their community affiliate program is making a lasting charitable impact in their local communities.
Monroe County chose to have two community funds to address the needs within their county. The North Monroe County Community Fund and the South Monroe County Community Fund. CREATE Foundation provides significant support to each fund by providing a $50,000 challenge grant to each for a total matching grant of $100,000 in Monroe County. Click on the links above to find out more about each fund.