With strong returns through June 30, 2017, we are extremely pleased with the continued growth of our assets, which contributes substantially to our ability to provide financial support throughout the community.
In 2016, donors contributed more than $2.5 million in new funds to the Community Foundation. Combined with a strong return on our investments, our total assets grew 17% to $21,537,620.
We directed over $1 million last year to the charitable work of 156 nonprofit organizations and the college education of 40 young men and women. We also rewarded 20 individuals for their outstanding contributions to the education of our youth through our Dawbarn Education Awards and Smyth Education Awards.
For more information about our investment portfolio, please contact us.