Lynne Cannady and David Ford are thoughtful about their charitable giving. The couple spends time learning about nonprofits whose missions they care about, and they use the Foundation’s knowledge and resources to uncover information as well. They expect to understand fully the work of the organizations they align with, and they are willing to provide much-needed operational support from the Cannady-Ford Family Fund to the organizations with which they form relationships.
“Having served on a nonprofit board of directors, I am keenly aware of the gap in funding support for simple day-to-day operations," says Lynne Cannady. "Therefore, David and I like to provide resources that allow the recipient organization some breathing room – to apply funds to fill gaps, to augment lean budgets for operational expenses, and to peel off resources to develop new grants for potential funding.”