DGF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster community and local businesses to support a vibrant Downtown Glenside. The Foundation's purposes are to support activities for residents and friends in all areas of the Township that:
- Promote civic engagement;
- Promote local arts and culture through the creation of alliances and partnerships;
- Develop and support initiatives to promote economic vitality through educational activities for small business creation and promotion, and for vocational education initiatives in key industries;
- Enhancing the quality of life through innovative township-based programs that promote a vibrant and diversified community.
As a tax-exempt corporation, the Foundation can offer to donors a federal tax deduction to the extent permitted by law and provides expanded opportunities to raise funds to support key programs. As a 501(c)(3) it offers potential sponsors and donors the chance to be a part of the Glenside community.