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Al Bean created The Bean Foundation with values rooted in community stewardship. The Foundation leadership serves people living in Jefferson County, Oregon, and the Warm Springs Indian Reservation to improve the quality of life. Founded with a entrepreneurial spirit, the Foundation manages its own investments and seeks to strategically increase the impact of community and project donations.
FEATURED CASE STUDY
Madras Aquatic Center
The need for a community pool where residents could cool off in the summer and learn to swim for modest fees had been a topic of discussion since the 1950s. Over the years, various groups had managed to get a pool bond issue placed on the ballot, but all the initiatives failed. After a spike in downings between 1996 to 2002, the conversation was restarted, and The Bean Foundation decided help meet this important community need.