College Neighborhoods Foundation’s (CNF) Mission is to help enhance the quality of life and revitalize business in the College Neighborhoods.


In 1997, a group of community volunteers desired to improve their neighborhood, but lacked the requirements to procure charitable nonprofit grants. The volunteers united to create a charitable nonprofit with the goal to provide support services to any individual or group who had a constructive, workable idea, and the willingness to initiate a project which provided public benefit through use of this charitable nonprofit status. The volunteers invited other community members with specific talents to join the board and further develop the organization known today as the College Neighborhoods Foundation (CNF).