Establish A Fund

You can create a fund that supports a particular need or area of interest, or one that is multipurpose and flexible. Whichever option you choose, the fund you create will make an impact on community needs.

Donor Advised Fund

Establishing a Donor Advised Fund allows you to make a gift to the Community Foundation, then remain actively involved in suggesting uses for your gift. You can work with our staff to suggest ongoing uses for the fund, targeting the issues you care about most. Grant awards are issued to charities in the name of the fund (or anonymously if you prefer). It’s a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving.

Designated Funds

Establishing a Designated Fund allows you to support the good work of a specific nonprofit organization, such as a senior center, museum, or any other nonprofit charitable organization. Because it’s given through the Community Foundation, your gift provides the organization you select not only funding but also planned giving and investment management services and the power of endowment.

Agency Endowment

A nonprofit organization can also establish an Agency Endowment at the Community Foundation. It’s a simple and efficient way to build an endowment – and help create sustainability – for your nonprofit organization.

Field Of Interest Funds

By establishing a field of Interest Fund, you can target your gift to address needs in an important area of community life. You identify your personal interest area when making your gift; our board awards grants to community organizations and programs that are making a difference in the area you select. Your gift stays flexible enough to meet community needs in your interest area, even as these needs change over time.


In creating a scholarship, you invest in your community’s future and show students you care. Your Community Foundation can help you meet your personal goals and award scholarships to deserving students. Your gift can help students – from preschool to postgraduate – achieve their lifetime dreams.

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