Charitable Fund Options 2021-10-21T18:23:54+00:00

Have a lasting impact on your community.

The Community Foundation helps individuals, families, nonprofits, and businesses achieve their philanthropic goals. Setting up a named charitable fund is easy and can be completed in less than a day. Whatever your giving goals might be, the Community Foundation can create a fund to help you make the most of your philanthropy.
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Gifts of stocks, cash, or other assets are given by donors who receive an immediate tax deduction.

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Grow your fund through professionally managed investments.

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Grant to charitable organizations you are most passionate about.

Choose the charitable fund option that is right for you.

Fund options are tailored to you and what you wish to accomplish. Some donors prefer to support the broad, ever-changing needs of the community. Others wish to have more hands-on involvement in grantmaking. And there are options in-between. All funds provide the opportunity to create a lasting legacy that carries on your name or the name of a loved one.

  • Community Enhancement Funds

    Your gift will address ever-changing community needs ‒ including future needs that often cannot be anticipated when your gift is made. We evaluate all aspects of community well-being ‒ arts and culture, economic development, education, environment, health and human services, neighborhood revitalization, and more. The flexibility of your unrestricted gift enables the Community Foundation’s program experts to respond to the community’s most pressing needs, today and tomorrow.

  • Donor Advised Funds

    You have ongoing involvement in how your gift is used to support charitable causes. You recommend grants to qualified nonprofits. Our professional program staff is available to help identify nonprofits working to address the issues and needs you care about most. We also handle all due diligence, ensuring nonprofits are in good standing. Your recommendations are submitted to our board for approval. We then distribute grant dollars. Donor Advised Funds are a tremendous philanthropic tool for individuals, families, and businesses.

  • Designated Funds

    You can direct your gift to a specific nonprofit organization or purpose. Help provide ongoing funding for a senior center, museum, or virtually any nonprofit close to your heart. The fund provides a steady and reliable source of annual support. The organization can use a Designated Fund through the Community Foundation to build their endowment and enhance their ability to accept large and complex gifts.

  • Field of Interest Funds

    You can target your gift to address needs in an important area of community life that is most important to you: arts, environment, youth or aging, etc. You identify your area of interest when making your gift. Our program staff monitors the needs of the community and awards grants to charitable causes that are making a difference in the area you select.

  • Nonprofit Agency Funds

    Establishing a Nonprofit Agency Fund with us is a simple and efficient way to create a source of permanent capital for your organization’s future. These funds offer a reliable, ongoing source of financial support.

  • Scholarship Funds

    You can use your gift to help students achieve their educational goals, all with the guidance and personal services of the Community Foundation. You work with our staff to determine the criteria students must meet to receive the scholarship you establish. We handle applications and process scholarship awards.

  • Fiscal Sponsorship Funds

    We enable you to begin accepting tax-deductible contributions to further your cause while either working towards securing your own 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or testing the viability of a short-term community project for possible long-term implementation.

Let’s Start a Conversation. 

Our professional staff is here to help you find a philanthropic solution that’s right for you and guide you through the process of getting started.
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Questions? Contact Us

Karla Lodholz
Director of Donor Services