About Us

Blue Mountain Community Foundation started in 1984 based on the idea that the area needed a place for donors who cared about the community to make long-term investments. Joining a community foundation movement in the United States that began in 1914, BMCF is one of over 750 community foundations. A group of 36 local citizens, under the guidance of Pete Peery and John Reese, were the initial corporate members who resolved to form a nonprofit corporation. Since securing its first endowed fund, the Foundation has grown to over $38 million in 260 charitable funds.

Our mission

Connecting people, charitable causes and community needs.

Our vision

Improving quality of life for all in the Blue Mountain area through philanthropy.

Our values: R.I.S.E.

Respect—We honor the dignity and worth of all people.

Integrity—We constantly strive to do the right thing.

Stewardship—We are steadfast, committed to the long-term sustainability of the Foundation's varied assets.

Engagement—We embrace the full participation and diverse perspectives of others.

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Contact us

P.O. Box 603
22 E. Poplar St.
Suite 206
Walla Walla, WA 99362