In 1975, a group of forward-thinking citizens established the Freeport Community Trust. Their intent was to ensure a permanent source of funds for local charitable organizations.
In 1998, the Board of Directors changed the name to the Freeport Community Foundation. In 2002, the Board of Directors updated the structure of the organization from a simple trust to a not-for-profit corporation.
We firmly believe that the Foundation belongs to the community. It is like a “community savings account” for people to give back to the community in which they lived, worked and raised their families. It serves its donors, nonprofit organizations and institutions and the community as a whole.