About The Summit Foundation

We’re here for good.

Our Mission

We foster philanthropy by identifying local needs and offering donors flexible ways to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors.

Our Story

In 1972, a group of Summit residents united around a shared interest in community and a desire to enhance the lives of those who call the Summit area home. Those dedicated citizens laid the groundwork for a community foundation – The Summit Foundation. Rooted in their vision, our purpose endures – to foster philanthropic giving, build resources, and strengthen the community.

What We Do

  • We strengthen the region where we live, work, and interact each day.
  • We solicit and invest funds prudently to ensure long-term growth that supports philanthropic activities.
  • We use competitive grants and the goals of our donors to meet the needs of our community.
  • We facilitate collaboration, awareness, and solutions for donors and service providers to improve the lives of our community members.

We administer four types of funds: a general unrestricted fund, restricted-purpose funds, donor-advised funds, and scholarships. All funds support valuable and life-enhancing work of nonprofit agencies in Summit and nearby communities.