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Chester County Community Foundation
The Lincoln Building
28 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382
610-696-8211 (t)
610-696-8213 (f)

For Good. Forever.


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With our help, you can create a lasting legacy for yourself, your family, or your organization.

The Community Foundation provides a permanent and professionally-managed way to make a difference in your community and in the lives of many people simply by establishing a charitable fund, or giving to an existing fund or agency endowment.

Not only will you receive the satisfaction of helping others, you'll gain all the tax, estate planning, and management advantages of a private philanthropic foundation including the ability to oversee your own fund without the costs or burdens.

Today, the Community Foundation has grown to manage over 350 funds representing over $40 million in assets. The average fund size is $125,000. There is a $25,000 minimum to start a new fund. Any amount can be added to existing funds.

We invite you to learn more about the Community Foundation -- through this site, and by
emailing or calling our President, Karen A. Simmons.

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3 easy steps...

Your tax-deductible fund or foundation can be created quickly and easily, by following these simple steps:

1) Please contact the Community Foundation at or
    610-696-8211 to meet in person or by phone.
2) Please review the following documents (click to download) :
      a) Fund Factsheet
      b) Manage and Grow Funds Factsheet
Fund Fees and Financial Policies
Fee Schedule

3) The Community Foundation will need to receive the following:
(Please choose the appropriate form based upon the type of fund agreement you prefer)
      a) Donor Advised Fund Agreement
          Nonprofit Designated Fund Agreement
          Scholarship Fund Agreement

          Testamentary Fund Agreement
      b) Your contribution

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It is easier than you think!

A tax-deductible fund or foundation can be established in a single meeting.