Mission & History of Waco Foundation
|Waco Foundation Founders and Major Donors: Parrots, Goldstein and Masterson.
The mission of Waco Foundation is to promote solutions to community challenges, strengthen our local nonprofits, engage philanthropists and manage charitable assets in order to improve quality of life in McLennan County. As a community foundation, we focus on four key goals:
- Promote solutions to community challenges - We lead, follow and collaborate as needed to provide solutions to community challenges, often partnering with other foundations, nonprofits, individual donors, government, educational and healthcare institutions and the private sector.
- Strengthen our local nonprofits - We support nonprofits through grants, guidance and fund management, strengthening their ability to make an impact on critical issues in our community both today and in the future.
- Engage philanthropists - We provide personalized philanthropic advice and services to those interested in making a long-term impact with their giving, with an emphasis on safeguarding charitable intentions.
- Manage charitable assets - We accept, prudently manage and preserve the value of long-term charitable resources entrusted to our care.
Established in 1958, Waco Foundation exists in perpetuity due to the generosity of the following individuals who were passionate about ensuring the longevity of the Waco community through the work of their local community foundation. Click on and individuals name to learn more about them:
Important Dates in Waco Foundation's History