When you establish a fund with The Community Foundation you have the opportunity to:
- Give today or ensure your legacy through planned gifts
- Receive TCF staff support with all facets of your charitable giving plan
- Provide ongoing support for your favorite nonprofit organizations
- Recommend grants to different organizations at your convenience
- Make your own choices or consult with our staff to identify community needs
Types of Funds
We offer many different types of funds, each customized to help you make the most of your giving. Our funds are as follows:
Unrestricted funds allow TCF to identify needs and opportunities in the community and target donor dollars accordingly.
You choose an interest area, such as education, the arts or health and wellness, and work with TCF staff to make strategic grants to nonprofits working within that area.
Donor advised funds are the most popular and most flexible funds we offer. You can work with TCF staff to identify organizations addressing issues of importance to you, then recommend grants to support their good work. We take care of the administrative details so you don't have to.
With assets of $5 million or more, you may opt to establish a supporting organization and participate in governance, investment management or a focused grantmaking program.
Agency Endowment funds
Endowments provide nonprofit organizations an ongoing source of support for operations and mission-based programs.
Designated funds support charitable organizations of your choosing.
Scholarship funds help students pursue their education. They can be tailored to a particular field of study, school or other criteria meaningful to you.
Find out what fund type is right for you.