Why start a fund?


You could have major impact in an area important to you. You could ensure your favorite nonprofit enjoys financial security for years to come. You could improve health care, combat homelessness, or improve education.

In short, you could make monumental change for someone.


We work with people just like you every day to create a more vibrant community. 
Learn more about our giving options and fund types to find the best fit for your charitable intent, then contact us to get started!

10 Advantages to Working with Us

  1. You receive the maximum tax advantage under federal law for most gifts.

  2. We multiply the impact of gift dollars by pooling them with other gifts and grants.

  3. We build endowment funds that benefit the community forever and ensure your personal legacy.

  4. You work with a local organization deeply rooted in its community and committed to leading the community toward positive change.

  5. We’ll work with your professional advisor to create a personalized giving plan for you.

  6. You have our professional staff, experts in the field of philanthropy, at your service.

  7. You invest in causes you care about.

  8. We accept a variety of assets and can facilitate even the most complex forms of giving for you.

  9. We tailor our services to your charitable and financial interests.

  10. We’re like you: individuals deeply rooted in our community who want to see it prosper.

I've seen firsthand the impact the Community Foundation has in improving our region for the public good.”

– Sam Singh

When you do good, we're all made better. Let's change some lives today.

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