The Community Foundation began in 2001 with deep roots in Everett — growing from the Friends of Everett Parks. Those community volunteers and park donors laid the foundation for today’s organization by attracting bright and spirited donors intent on making the community better.

Their efforts provided us with experience in community building as we launched our work as the Greater Everett Community Foundation. Today we have a different name, but the same mission. We hold close to our history and the spirit of community under which we were founded.

Our eight founding families along with the many individuals, businesses, and organizations who have supported our work over the years are the cornerstones of the Community Foundation. They exemplify the fundamental values that will always guide us: community spirit, hard work, innovation, and a sense of optimism about the future.