To improve the quality of life in Marshall County by building charitable endowments and by addressing critical needs of our communities in partnership with
nonprofit organizations and donors.

CFMC was formed in 2005 by a group of passionate and visionary leaders and was volunteer based until 2011 when a part-time staff person, Bettie Bolar, was hired.  In 2018, thanks to a grant from the Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation CFMC was able to hire their first full-time Executive Director, Julie Hitchins.  What started as a purely grant making organization has evolved into the four pillars of service depicted below.





Endowments:  100 funds valued at over $8 million

Grant Making:  628 County Endowment Grants Totaling $1,6 million

Community:  Disaster Philanthropy Program & Community Connector

Students:  Three student philanthropy programs in area high schools




Our Guiding Principles convey the ideals we strive for in all we do and how we seek to make Marshall County a better place to live, learn, work and play!

  • We Believe in Accountability and Good Stewardship
  • We Value and Affirm Diversity in its Many Forms
  • We Embrace Partnerships
  • We Honor the Philanthropic Mission of the Community Foundation of Marshall County
  • We Grant for Breadth and Impact