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Types of Funds

Community Foundation Fund

Want to leave a legacy and help your community? An unrestricted fund will meet the ever-changing community needs. An unrestricted fund ensures that the community will have funds available in their time of need!

When you establish an Unrestricted Fund, your gift can address a broad range of local needs – including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time 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 your community foundation’s program experts to respond to the community’s most pressing needs, today and tomorrow.

Organization Fund

Nonprofit organizations can also establish a Designated Fund or organizational endowment at the Community Foundation. It’s a simple and efficient way to build an endowment – and help create sustainability – for your nonprofit organization. The Community Foundation’s experienced staff can also help your organization develop planned giving programs and assist with investment management and administrative details.

Designated Funds

Helping local organizations sustain and grow. Establishing a Designated Fund allows you to support the good work of a specific nonprofit organization – a senior center, museum, or virtually any nonprofit charitable organization. Because it’s given through your community foundation, your gift provides the organization you select not only funding, but planned giving and investment management services and the power of endowment.

Donor Advised Funds

A personal approach to giving. Establishing a Donor Advised Fund allows you to make a gift to your community foundation, then remain actively involved in suggesting uses for your gift. You can work with the community foundation’s professional program staff to suggest ongoing uses for the fund – targeting the issues you care about most. Grant awards are issued to charities in the name of the fund (or anonymously if you prefer). It’s a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving.

Scholarship Funds

Investing in deserving students. In creating a Scholarship, you invest in your community’s future and show students you care. Your community foundation provides the expertise to help you meet your personal goals and awards Scholarships to deserving students. Your gift can help students – from preschool to postgraduate – achieve their lifetime dreams.