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Royal Oak Animal Shelter
Commission for the Arts
Orson Starr House
Nature Society
Public Safety
Public Library
Parks & Recreation
Senior Center

Mission, Values, and Vision of Royal Oak Civic Foundation


The Royal Oak Civic Foundation improves the city’s health, safety, and cultural opportunities by inspiring the philanthropy of residents and business leaders to support a thriving, resilient community.

Core Values:

Collaboration – We seek to maximize impact by incorporating diverse community stakeholders’ feedback, expertise, and resources.

Creativity – We encourage imaginative and innovative solutions to foster positive changes in our community.

Integrity – We operate transparently with the highest level of professional and ethical behavior in our endeavors and encourage the spirit of generosity.

Respect and Equity – We operate justly, without discrimination, to ensure equitable access to all. We celebrate the unique attributes of individuals and treat each other with sensitivity and respect.

Strategy – We engage in strategic thinking that allows for efficient planning, objective data-driven decisions, and nimbleness to meet community needs.

Vision Statement:

Royal Oak: Where everyone thrives

Your donation helps support Royal Oak civic entities, which receive very little or no tax-base funding, and also support groundbreaking community projects that improve the quality of life in our city. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS.