20/20 CircleA New Vision for Charitable Givinig in Carbon County
What is the 20/20 Circle?
The 20/20 Circle Fund is made up of individuals and businesses working together to increase their impact in the community by pooling their philanthropic dollars. Members make a one-time contribution of $1,000 to the 20/20 Circle Fund, which is invested and grows year after year. 20/20 Circle members meet annually to hear from the most promising organizations and projects serving the Carbon County region and decide which project to fund as a group (one vote for each membership).
The goal is for 250 community members to pledge a one-time donation of $1,000 to create the 20/20 Circle Fund. Once the goal is met, Carbon County will have a permanently endowed fund of $250,000 from which we can award up to $10,000* in grants per year, forever. Donors become lifetime members, receive an invitation to an annual event, and help award grants from the 20/20 Circle Fund to the most promising qualified charitable projects in our community.
Here's how it works:
Community Members Donate
A business or individual membership is obtained by a $1,000 donation. Donations can be paid over time as needed. (For example, $250 per year over 4 years)
Donors may choose to purchase multiple memberships and, if they wish, designate the additional votes to others (a spouse or other family member, employees, partners, etc.)
Community Members Vote on Projects
Members meet annually to hear from promising charitable organizations in the region selected through a competitive application process overseen by a volunteer committee staffed from the 20/20 Circle.
After a brief summary from each nonprofit, members vote and award up to $10,000* to the selected project. Click here for the 2021 grant award.
Our Community Benefits
By pooling our 20/20 membership donations for the annual grant award, we can give more to the causes that matter most and have the greatest impact, year after year. Over time, the committee can shape the awards process to adapt to the ever-changing needs of Carbon County. Once you and other members build it, the Community Foundation ensures that this fund is here to benefit Carbon County forever.
Thank You to Our 20/20 Circle Members!
|Sharon & Zach Alexander
Bill & Carol Allison
Carlene Andress, (Andress Appraisals)
Dr. Lisa Bleicher
Ray & Ann Marie Bossard, (Bossard’s Board Works)
Dave & Charmaine Bradley, (Thermal Solutions, Inc.)
Amber Breiner & Josh Finsel, (JFAB Photography)
Dana & Barton Cannariato
Tiff & Jim Christman, (Jim Christman Real Estate)
Jay & Diana Cooperman
Dennis & Susan DeMara
Tina & John Dowd
John & Janet Drury
Carol Etheridge & Steve Chuckra
Kathy & Charles Fallow
Mark Fludgate, (Elk Lighting)
Richard Forgay II
Brandy & Jason Frey
Danielle & Leon George, (George’s Busing)
Yvette & Richard Getz, (Forest Inn Masonry Supply)
Lois & Mark Hollopeter
Bob Jacobs & Dave Artman
Lisa Snell Kern & Carl P. Kern
Peter & Carol Kern
Marlyn & Bill Kissner
Bob & Jill Kostenbader
Colette & Steve Kresge
Lehigh Valley Health Network
*Membership list as of January 22, 2022