Vision Statement:
We envision a community that provides healthy, prosperous and enriching opportunities for

We lead and inspire community-wide efforts that significantly improve the quality of life and
the prosperity of the Otsego County, New York area. Connecting people who care with causes
that matter, we leverage collective knowledge, creativity and resources for a greater impact
than any of us can make alone.

Collaboration – We believe our challenges cannot be solved by any one organization and focus
on creating solutions together, harnessing the assets of the region, and partnering with others
in the community to catalyze change and produce results.
Inclusion – We believe that the community foundation should mirror the people we serve, and
have our work guided by their diverse perspectives.
Respect – We believe in all residents’ dignity, basic human rights, and their inherent worthiness.
Imagination– We seek to be a bold leader that stimulates new and inventive approaches,
perspectives and ideas to address what matters most to the people and communities we serve.
Accountability – We accept responsibility for delivering on our mission, and are committed to
being transparent, data-driven, and focused on results.
Integrity – We believe in being reliable, responsive, and timely with our actions that build trust
in the community and with our donors.
Stewardship – We hold our assets in the public trust and manage appropriate risk, while
maintaining the highest standards of integrity in donor relations, community service,
institutional governance, and fiscal management.