Community Foundation funding helped provide local students with school supplies.
 
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Options for Giving Now
Establishing a fund at the Community Foundation is an easy way for your client to invest in our community.  Our staff will work with you and your client to create a fund that supports a particular need or area of interest, or one that is multipurpose and flexible. 

 

The Community Foundation works with advisors to help shape the impact of their clients' charitable dollars and to select the degree of involvement, if any, their client wants to have with their charitable fund. Virtually any type of charitable giving your client might want to do can be accommodated within these options. More details, along with donor stories, are available in the "For Donors" section.


Donor Advised Funds
By establishing a donor advised fund, your client can have ongoing involvement in the use of his or her gift. You and your client work with our professional program staff, identifying ways to use the donor advised fund to address the issues and needs your client cares about most. Donor recommendations are submitted to our Board for approval; then the Foundation distributes grants on your clients' behalf.


Scholarship Funds
Donors can invest in the community's future and show students they care, all with the guidance and personal services of the Community Foundation staff. Donors determine the criteria students must meet to receive a scholarship.

Other fund options that continue to support the community in perpetuity are:

  • Designated Funds: A simple way to ensure specific agencies can count on your client's support forever; designated funds provide ongoing funding for one or more particular nonprofit agencies.
  • Community Impact Funds: These funds allow your client to address ever-changing community needs - including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time a gift is made. Donors can target their Community Impact Fund to address needs in a specific area of community life or a specific region, or they can leave flexibility for Community Foundation program experts to respond to the community's most pressing needs, today and tomorrow.