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Establishing a fund with Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation means you want to see the community you love grow and prosper. It means you want to invest in your community in a way that makes a significant impact and creates a better quality of life today and for generations to come. There are several types of flexible giving options that can be tailored to fit your philanthropic goals. We will work with you and your professional advisor to develop planned giving options that will enable you to leave a legacy to the community you love -- forever.

Donor Advised Funds allow donors to work actively with the Community Foundation in selecting charitable recipients. Donors, or their representatives, recommend grants or distributions. 

Unrestricted Funds are established by donors who wish to contribute to a fund that supports any community issue or sector as determined by the Community Foundation. This fund type is the Community Foundation’s most responsive vehicle to address the changing needs of communities in southeastern Illinois.

Scholarship Funds allow a donor to help a group of students at a specific educational institution or in a particular curriculum pay for part or all of their education. The donor can be involved in establishing the selection criteria for the recipients and selection is made by the Community Foundation or by a committee that includes the donor.

Designated Funds allow donors to select a specific organization or group of organizations to receive long-term support. The designated recipients receive regular distributions from the fund. Distributions are restricted to a public charity that was named by the donor at the time the contribution was made to the Community Foundation.

Field of Interest Funds are established by donors who wish to contribute to a cause or an area of concern but do not want to designate a particular organization. As the needs of the community change, your fund will provide flexibility to meet those needs.

Pass Through Funds are established between Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation and a group who might be a new organization that is not incorporated and lacks its own tax-exempt status, but is interested in soliciting donations from others as well as seeking grants. Under this arrangement, a tax-deductible contribution can be given using the Community Foundation's exempt status. The Community Foundation then agrees to accept and be responsible for donations on the group's behalf.