start a fund...
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
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.
you to learn more about the Community Foundation -- through this
site, and by emailing or calling our President, Karen A. Simmons.
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
to meet in person or by phone.
2) Please review the following documents (click to download) :
Manage and Grow Funds
Fund Fees and
3) The Community Foundation will need to receive the following:
(Please choose the appropriate form based upon the type of fund agreement
Donor Advised Fund Agreement
Nonprofit Designated Fund Agreement
Scholarship Fund Agreement
Testamentary Fund Agreement
b) Your contribution
compare the options:
private or community foundation...
here to learn
What Legacy Will
How to Give
Non-Profit Endowment Services
Upcoming Fund Activities and
Start A Fund
It is easier than you think!
A tax-deductible fund or foundation can be
established in a single meeting.