Local professional foundations can raise a lot of money for a lot of different causes. Local professional foundations can also be a good place to have meet and greets with professional people who do a lot of positive things in your community. You have to find a reason why your local professional foundation can survive as opposed to other local professional foundations who falter. Local Foundations have to have a purpose. Local Foundations have to try to achieve 501c(3) status in many situations in order to collect things like donations in order to be successful. You need to be able to say to people that your local foundation is able to raise money for a good cause. This will encourage other people to donate. A local foundation can raise money for local school children to have books for example. Local school children need books in order to improve their educational experience and to be able to explore the world with a greater wealth of knowledge. You can start a professional manufacturing foundation or at least one that will promote the concept of manufacturing. If you can start a local foundation that promotes the concept of manufacturing, this can encourage the idea of job promotion within the manufacturing sector as well.