|Giving Through Your Community Foundation|
It’s easy to make a permanent connection with the community by starting a fund at your Community Foundation. With as little as $10,000 in cash or other assets (or a promise of $10,000 over five years), you can start a fund today that will grow and benefit the community now and forever. Or you may defer your gift until after your death with a gift that will honor your memory and carry out your charitable goals in the future.
We hold and manage permanent endowment funds for individuals, families, businesses, supporting organizations and nonprofit agencies. These charitable assets are invested to generate a steady stream of returns which are then granted out to nonprofit organizations.
This type of endowment building allows fund founders to participate in planned giving and receive the benefits of bequests, charitable trusts and annuities. We also offer donors convenience, flexibility, investment experience and publicly accountable governance as other attractive features.
Donors also have the option of establishing what we call "nonpermanent" funds — funds are not endowed but allow donors to support a short-term charitable project or goal.
Gifts of any amount are welcome at any time to our existing funds.
We would be happy to meet with you, and with your advisor if you'd like, to help you determine the best way to leave your legacy to the community.