How it Works
You include the Community Foundation in your will as a bequest; we can help you or your attorney with the recommended language.
You determine the type of fund you would like to establish with your gift.
Upon your death, we set up a special fund in your name, in the name of your family, or in honor of any person or organization you choose.
Our professional program staff considers your charitable wishes and determines the areas of community need that would be most impacted by grants from your gift.
Our board issues grants in the name of the fund you establish (if you prefer, grants can be made anonymously).
Your gift can be placed into an endowment that is invested over time. Earnings from your fund are used to make grants addressing community needs. Your gift – and all future earnings from your gift – is a permanent source of community capital, helping to do good work forever.
Jane’s knowledge and experience with meaningful projects being funded and how they aligned with her philanthropic interests helped her make the decision to become a member of the Legacy Society and include the Community Foundation in her estate plans. “The Community Foundation is incredibly flexible for me. Life is uncertain and things change. The Community Foundation keeps pace with those changes and will be able to address those community opportunities as they arise on my behalf, well into the future.” – Jane Wiley