President's Choice Award

President's Choice Award / $10,000 Operational Grant from the Acorn Fund

Acorn Fund

The President's Choice Award, previously the Director’s Choice Award, was created by the Board of Trustees in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the Foundation’s first executive director, Betsie Trew, and to “honor the Foundation’s earliest donors who were willing to invest in the Community Foundation when it was a great idea waiting to happen.” 

Eligible charities will:

  • have an operating budget of less than $250,000
  • have been in existence for at least three years
  • provide a program in at least one of the six funding areas supported by the Acorn Fund which include arts & humanities, education, environment & animal welfare, health & fitness, human needs, religion & faith based.  

All applications must be received by March 1.