Strategic Plan

Strategic Thinking for Community Transformation

A Report on the Foundation’s Reflective Practice Engagement
Read the 2009 Report 

Conclusion: The Alleghany Foundation is uniquely positioned to operate as a catalyst for positive change in
the Alleghany Highlands. As part of Reflective Practice, the board of the Foundation engaged in
analysis of the region’s history, assets, and challenges and explored a broad spectrum of
philanthropic and strategic options. The board and staff now envision the Foundation as a
proactive and strategic partner for local organizations and institutions in the region, focusing on
economic transformation, educational attainment, community capacity, leadership and civic
vitality, and health and wellness. Collectively, these five focus areas will provide the stepping
stones to making the Alleghany Highlands a civically engaged, prosperous region that builds
upon its assets to produce vigorous opportunities for all its residents to succeed.