The Canyon City Foundation (CCF) provides funding for innovative programs that serve as catalysts for community building in Azusa. Established in 2005, the Canyon City Foundation has granted $1,237,602 to local organizations.
The Foundations mission is to promote social welfare, education and the arts. This is accomplished by providing support to 501(c)(3) organizations and government entities that directly serve the community of Azusa. The Foundation recognizes that funding is limited and the needs of the Azusa community are larger than the Foundations ability to directly serve. Thus, the Foundation will give first priority to projects that increase community self-sufficiency and capacity. For example, community capacity may be developed by encouraging new leadership, enhancing volunteerism, expanding fundraising, strengthening partnerships, creating new sustainable programs and other ways of helping people help themselves. Building on Azusas existing community and strengths to create greater capacity for meeting community needs is the Foundations most strategic opportunity for funding.