Community Impact Funds are ideal for people who want to give back to the community. You can support the Community Foundation’s grantmaking through a Discretionary Fund, or create a fund to support a particular area of charitable interest that reflects your personal values and passions. Our Board and staff (or, in certain cases, a grants committee you nominate) match your charitable dollars with programs and organizations that best meet the goals of your Fund. After we make each grant, in the name of your Fund, we carefully monitor the results. You can rely on the Community Foundation match your charitable funds with effective organizations.
The Community Foundation has identified six broad areas of importance to our community:
- Arts & Culture
- Community Improvement
- Education & Technology
- The Environment
- Human Services
You can choose one of these broad categories, a particular need within a category, or identify another area of need that’s important to you. Maybe you’re more interested in a particular geographic area – a local city or county, for example – rather than an issue. You can choose to structure your Community Impact Fund to support a range of charitable activities in that particular region.
A Community Impact Fund is also an ideal way to leave a legacy or memorialize a loved one. Call the Foundation today at (518) 446-9638 to learn more.