It was striking to watch Friday as the Hillsboro Community Foundation distributed $9,000 to nine worthy local organization from its Hillsboro Area Impact Fund. That?s 50 percent more funding this year than was awarded in each of the first two years. It?s clear the dividends are paying off?in terms of growth in the endowment earnings, but more so in the assistance HCF is able to pass on to valuable programs that meet so many needs, ranging in age from children to seniors.
We salute the HCF board for its hard work in getting this important program up and running. What long-term impact will these funds make in the lives of those who benefit from them? We may never be able to measure it fully, but it?s clear that many lives will be made better in the short run, and that?s an investment worth making. ?DR