Charitable Fund Options
|Contributed photo. Michele DiCapua was a nurse devoted to caring for others. Her daughter and granddaughter are continuing her legacy with a fund at The Community Foundation. Learn more about the DiCapua Fund and other funds on our Giving Stories page.
Imagine the possibilities!
Whether you’re 26 or 62, you may have questions about how to give back to our community. There are multiple ways for you to support the organizations and issues that are most meaningful to you or to honor the life of a loved one, in perpetuity. We can help.
When you create a fund at The Community Foundation, you get as much or as little assistance as you wish to build a charitable giving plan with an impact that lasts for generations. This personal service is one of the great advantages to working with The Foundation to achieve your charitable goals.
You also gain access to 90+ years of accumulated knowledge about our region and its nonprofit sector. When working with The Foundation, you join a vibrant network of caring individuals dedicated to strengthening our region, just like you. Grants from your fund go to nonprofits and programs meeting the highest standards of performance. These are the organizations that get great results, have brilliant ideas and demonstrate good governance and financial controls.
The types of permanent funds that you can establish at The Community Foundation —throughout your lifetime and/or through your estate—are flexible in their design to provide something for everyone.
It's easy to create a fund and build your legacy:
- Tell us how you wish the earning from your fund to be used. Is there a specific charity you'd like to benefit, or a specific cause? Or do you want to remain active by making grant recommendations throughout your life? Would you like to leave a legacy that can be used to meet any community problem or opportunity?
- Tell us what you would like to name your fund. It can be your name, your family's name or something else that is meaningful to you. You are creating a permanent legacy in that name. One hundred years from now, your fund will still be making gifts in whatever name you choose. Of course, you can also set up an anonymous fund if you prefer.
- Decide the type of gift and amount you want to use to create your fund. Any amount, from $10,000 and up*, can be used to start a fund. And almost any type of asset can be used - from cash to stock to your antique car!
Already know the type of fund you wish to create? Review the types of assets you can give today and tomorrow.
*funds can be built over a set time period, typically 3-5 years.