The Community Foundation offers a variety of funds to meet each donors' specific needs. The most flexible and popular option is the Donor Advised Fund.
Endowed and Non-endowed Donor Advised Fund:
Stay involved and think flexible.
Our staff will work with you to identify charitable organizations addressing issues of importance to you and your family. You are then able to recommend grants to the charities you wish to support. The Foundation ensures the charitable status of beneficiaries and provides additional grantmaking and administrative support.
Provide support to nonprofits.
These endowed funds established by nonprofits enable them to support their work in perpetuity.
Provide ongoing support.
These endowed funds are established by donors to support particular charitable agencies or organizations.
You decide the general purpose of the fund, such as education, arts, or health, and the Foundation identifies projects that are effectively accomplishing that goal through Community Grants.
The Foundation identifies needs and opportunities in the community and places donors' dollars where they are most effective through community grants.
Provide students educational support.
Donors work with the Foundation to create guidelines for students who may qualify to receive scholarship or grant assistance. These may be based on high school or college attended, merit, need, or field of study.