Some of our funds can be started with as little as $5,000. Contact The Community Foundation to learn more.
Many families or charitable organizations investigate setting up private foundations to facilitate fundraising and grantmaking efforts. The time and costs of administering a private foundation can be burdensome. A consideration is to establish or convert to a donor-advised fund. For those weighing their options, these points may be helpful in starting a discussion about how best to meet philanthropic wishes and needs in the easiest and most economical way.

 

DISCRETIONARY FUNDS



Discretionary funds are used to address the most pressing community needs and are not designated for a specific agency or interest.

 

 

DESIGNATED FUNDS



Enable donors to direct their gift to a specific charity, to benefit that organization forever.
 

FIELD-OF-INTEREST FUNDS

Donors wishing to support a specific interest, such as arts, education, health, children, or the environment, may establish field-of-interest funds. Based on the donor’s interest, The Foundation selects appropriate projects to support.



         

DONOR ADVISED FUNDS

Allow individuals, families, and businesses – and their successors – to advise grants to causes they care about.
 

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS

Allow donors to help individuals pursue their dreams.
 

AGENCY
FUNDS

Empower nonprofits to create a permanent source of income.