Skip to main content


Celebrating the Present at the Springfield Foundation

In recent years, the Springfield Foundation has demonstrated remarkable resilience and progress, cementing its role as a community cornerstone.

In the tumultuous year of 2020, the Springfield Foundation swiftly adapted to address the pressing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. It played a pivotal role in ensuring that critical services reached the community's most vulnerable members, underscoring its importance during times of crisis.

In 2021, the foundation marked a significant financial milestone by surpassing $100 million in assets. Also, the Robert G. and Ruth E. Bayley Unrestricted Fund was established in 2021. This fund, established through a generous estate gift, ensures perpetual support for critical community needs.

Recognizing the value of community connections, the foundation introduced the Director of Community Outreach role. This strategic addition aimed to enhance ties with local organizations, keeping the foundation closely attuned to evolving community needs and priorities.

The year 2022 ushered in a new chapter for the foundation with the appointment of a new Executive Director, Susan Carey. This leadership transition infused fresh perspectives while upholding the organization's core values. It reinforced the foundation's commitment to growth, adaptability, and unwavering service to the community.

In 2023, as the Springfield Foundation celebrates its 75th anniversary, we look back on a journey that started humbly and has since evolved into a vital community institution. Its dedication to Springfield's residents and philanthropic endeavors remains the bedrock of its legacy.

Looking forward, the Springfield Foundation remains resolute in its mission. With robust financial resources, a dedicated staff, and a rich history of philanthropy, it is well-prepared to tackle future challenges and continue its enduring positive influence.