$1 Million Invested in Our Community Annually

We’ve been a force for good since 1972, helping the community meet the needs of future generations. We help neighbors pay it forward through grants, scholarships, donor-advised funds, and pass-though grants.

STRENGTHENING SUMMIT

$200,000 in 2022

Over the past 50 years, The Summit Foundation has provided funding for virtually every community resource in town.

  • Grants to our public schools, police and fire departments, public library, and first aid squad
  • Sustain Summit Fund: Our seed grant in 2020 provided critical assistance to local, independent businesses in the
    early months of the pandemic and prompted $700,000 in donations from neighbors to bolster our downtown through emergency restrictions.
  • Pass-through grants to citywide projects, including FLAG, Hometown Heroes, the Summit Community Center renovation, Summit Public Art, and the original construction of City Hall
  • Grants for sustainable and open space public projects: Summit Free Market, Summit Park restoration, and the Village Green

INNOVATIVE GRANTS & PARTNERSHIPS

$700,000 in 2022

The Summit Foundation supports a thriving nonprofit sector that collaborates and innovates to address local needs. Each year we offer grants to agencies that make Summit a place we all love to call home. These groups offer food, shelter, education, arts, culture, and health programs in our community.

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CREATING OPPORTUNITY: SCHOLARSHIPS

$100,000 in 2022

In 2022, we supported 47 scholarships that match donors with talented high school students in need of financial support to attain a college degree.

ONE DONOR’S STORY

Inspired by the Foundation’s scholarship offerings for college-bound high school seniors, a local family asked us how they could help grow the pie.

Together we envisioned a new scholarship, Elevating Summit Students (ESS), to help narrow the gap between college tuition and financial aid. Six donor families committed funds to launch the effort in 2022. This spring, two Summit High School seniors were awarded inaugural ESS scholarships of $23,000 per student to be used over their four years of college.

The scholarship enabled both students to consider a wider range of college opportunities.

a group of students outside a school

Summit High School recipients of 2022 Foundation scholarships.

 

OUR SUPPORTERS

We thank those who donated to The Summit Foundation in 2021. Your collective support makes our community stronger.

  • Swarup Acharya
  • Julie & Gregory Adams
  • Mia Andersen
  • Brian & Carol Angle
  • Terry & Cynthia Baker
  • Beauty Lounge LLC
  • Gene & Lori Bebout
  • Jeffrey Behm
  • Jim & Christine Bennett
  • Joe & Lisa Berkery
  • Jonathan & Lisa Betz
  • Chris & Susan Birosak
  • Sandra & Jonathan Bloom
  • Paul & Lorraine Bowyer
  • Rob & Kim Bredahl
  • Lyle Brehm
  • Jay & Joan Brinkerhoff
  • Jon & Sue Britt
  • John & Kelly Bunting
  • John Burchenal
  • Bob & Cassie Burke
  • Reagan & Jennifer Burkholder
  • Tony & Dorothy Butler
  • William & Gail Callahan
  • Paul & Jacqueline Cassidy
  • Bruce & Marilyn Chambeau
  • Christopher & Genevieve Chang
  • Yon & Francie Cho
  • Michael & Mirka Christenson
  • Christopher & Barbara Coates
  • Samuel & Laura Coburn
  • Jesse & Felicia Cohen
  • Celia Colbert
  • Jack & Millie Cooper
  • Matthew & Elissa Cordrey
  • Jay & Jennifer Cornforth
  • Chris & Karen Cotter
  • Raymond & Mary Courtien
  • Lori Crotty
  • Michael & Patricia Crowl
  • Paul Cugno & Lina DiBlasio
  • Katie & Patrick Darcy
  • Thomas & Edith Dackow
  • Regina & Emmett Daly
  • Robert Davies
  • Jim & Kathy Della Sala
  • David Dietze & Claire Toth
  • Vincent & Cindy DiMassimo
  • Amy & Carmine DiSibio
  • Vincent & Cindy Donatacci
  • Stewart & Joan Douglas
  • Terry & Annette Dwyer
  • Sherian Edgreen
  • Steven & Nancy Elia
  • Mark & Carolyn Enman
  • Stephen Escott
  • Melanie Evans-Loweberger
  • William & Heidi Evenson
  • Kevin & Elizabeth Fagan
  • Peter & Kathleen Feeney
  • Michael & Carolyn Fine
  • Daniel & Alison Fitzpatrick
  • Robert & Linda Flanagan
  • James Fleischmann & Lynn Rogerson
  • Patricia Fontan & Marcelo Nociari 
  • Steven & Amanda Ford
  • Paul Formichelli & Carolyn Kiley
  • Marjorie Fox & Jeffrey Naiman
  • Kathryn Fox
  • Kyle & Victoria Fritz
  • Eric & Jocelyn Gallinek
  • Vito & Diane Gallo
  • Mike & Lisa Gallo
  • Michael & Joan Gambro
  • Charles & Rosemarie Gelber
  • Chris & Laurie Gerard
  • Jeffrey & Collyn Gilbert
  • Carol Goggi
  • Hugo Gomes & Gloria Ron-Fornes
  • Andy & Christine Gottesman
  • Jennifer Gottlieb
  • Herve & Carla Gouraige
  • Bruce & Wendy Graeb
  • Carol Graham
  • Kyle & Lisa Grazia
  • John & Helen Griffith
  • Leah & John Griffith
  • Paul & Jennifer Groce
  • William & Laura Gump
  • Michael & Ellen Klein Gunther
  • William & Karen Haines
  • Ellen Hakes
  • William Hammond
  • Ben & Linda Hander
  • Cary & Vivien Hardy
  • Mark Hassert
  • Dean & Suzanne Henry
  • John Hensel
  • Stuart & Ellen Hochberger
  • Helene Hulse
  • John & Ruth Huneke
  • Spenser & Patricia Huston
  • Michael & Grier Hynes
  • David & Lori Ingerman
  • Shona Inggs
  • Thomas & Kathryn Inglesby
  • Rob & Colleen Jeffries
  • John Hyatt
  • Virginia Johnston
  • J.R. Prisco
  • Katherine & Steven Kalin
  • Howard & Karen Kaplan
  • Matt & Kim Kaplan
  • Jeff Kaufman & Nancy Gorman
  • Richard Kearney
  • Julie Keenan & Jesse Hermann
  • Robert Kelly & Lisa Butler 
  • Gary & Rosalind Kendellen
  • John & Lizanne Kenney
  • Ray & Susan Tully Klas
  • David Kristol
  • Peter & Tena Lambrianakos
  • David & Maryellen Lawrence
  • John & Ruth Leatherbee
  • Eric & Ellen LeGoff
  • Scott & Elizabeth Lenz
  • Mark & Kelle Leonhard
  • Peter & Christine Lijoi
  • Caroline Lindabury
  • Michael & Ruth Lipper
  • Charles & Sandra Lizza
  • Kevin Lorenz & Ileana Mendez
  • Beverly Luehs
  • John & Catherine Lyness
  • Frank & Helen Macioce
  • Malcolm & Elizabeth Macpherson
  • Robert & Melissa Madden
  • Drew & Caroline Maldonado
  • Khurrum Malik
  • Lex Maultsby & Polly Palumbo
  • John & Amy McCarthy
  • Robert McCeney
  • Ed McGlynn
  • Joseph & Christine McGrath
  • James & Sandra McTernan
  • Anne Mell
  • Raymond & Deborah Meslar
  • Lowell & Jennifer Millar
  • Stuart & Leslie Milsten
  • Mary Moser
  • Thomas & Carolyn Mulligan
  • Irene & Paul Murdock
  • Brian & Christine Murray
  • Donald & Rose Mary Nelson
  • Night Forest Productions
  • Rick & Francis Burns Nitzberg
  • Meredith Nolan
  • Mort & Kathleen O’Shea
  • Daniel & Sharon O’Sullivan
  • Daniel Ocone & Marian Glenn
  • Henry & Mary Ogden
  • Gage & Stacey Olcott
  • Marion Olcott
  • Bradley & Michelle Olson
  • Leo Osorio & Maria Orgeira
  • Gil & Fran Owren
  • Paragano Custom Building
  • Robert & Bonita Peacock
  • Staunton & Linda Peck
  • Kenneth Plocharski & Jennifer Sexton
  • Paul & Sandra Polansky
  • Michael & Nancy Polisin
  • Andrew Polsky & Beth Morgenstern
  • Andrew & Marjorie Porter
  • Garth & Heidi Sorvino Puchert
  • Pat & Deirdre Quinn
  • Robert & Nora Radest
  • Albert Reising & Danielle Sonye-Reising
  • Megan Rende
  • Jesse & Myrene Reyes
  • Tyler & Lindsey Rhoten
  • Geoffrey Richards
  • Richard & Barbara Romano
  • Kassandra Romas
  • Richard & Judy Rosen
  • David & Sarah Rosen
  • Leigh Rosoff
  • Julian Rubin & Vivian Furman
  • Rob & Susan Rubino
  • Ryan Family Fund
  • Gregory Sachs
  • Jonathan & Stacey Sacks
  • Edmond Sannini & Concetta Frezzo
  • Martha & Bart Sayre
  • Jeff & Laura Schaffer
  • Barbara Sherman
  • Steven Schlesinger
  • Jeffrey & Angela Schroeder
  • Fred & Debi Schwarzmann
  • Chris & Kerrin Sears
  • Serruto Builders
  • Patrick Shurmur
  • Gordon & Loretta Smith
  • Roger Smith & Patricia Schneider
  • Linda Smith
  • Peter Sommers
  • Scott Sprinzen & Lucy Marks
  • Gerald & Lynne Strabley
  • Peter & Terri Suzuki
  • Sweet Nothings
  • Thomas Tapen
  • John & Sonia Timoney
  • Frank & Debra Trisler
  • William & Mary Trousdale
  • Charles & Sally Tsiang
  • Bill & Maureen Tully
  • Dana & Peter Turk
  • Paul & Helen Tvetenstrand
  • Richard Vicens
  • Corinne Vogel
  • Mike & Pam Wattick
  • Bruce Wesson
  • David & Emily Wexler
  • Richard & Deepa Whipple
  • Joan White
  • Stephen & Janet Whitman
  • Richard & Deborah Williams
  • Scott & Sally Winn
  • Dan & Dalila Wisniewski
  • Raymond & Nora Wong
  • Mark & Katie Yeager
  • Francis Zachara
  • Louis & Elisa Zachary
  • Elin Zazzara