Creating a fund with the Community Foundation is one of the
most rewarding experiences. Best of all, it is relatively easy
to do—because we are experienced with bringing people who
care together with causes that matter most!
Gifts made to permanently endowed funds are invested forever.
Each year, the harvest of these funds is a community that grows
and people that thrive. That harvest continues each year, long
after the people who established the funds are gone; leaving
a legacy—a lasting impact on our community.
A fund can be created quickly and easily. We will help you find
the best type of fund to meet your charitable goals. A fund
agreement will be created to reflect the type of fund you are
creating, the name of the fund, your charitable intentions,
the extent of involvement you wish to play, and any other issues
that are important to you, the donor. A minimum fund goal of
$5,000 is required and can be contributed once, or over a period
Individuals, who are in the process of building their endowed
fund, may establish a non-permanent fund to begin their grant-making
program. This fund is not endowed, so it will earn no interest.
However some or all of the assets in the fund will be available.
We will work with you and your professional advisor to find the
most tax-effective gift opportunities available, thereby maximizing
the legacy you create and reducing the cost. As your fund grows
and harvests benefits for those causes you are passionate about,
you can rest assured that your gift will support our community