The Community Foundation improves our communities through the power of giving. We help create a legacy of philanthropy that’s easy to manage. We provide leadership that makes grantmaking more effective. We provide stewardship that helps philanthropy endure.
At the Community Foundation, we provide much more than the check writing services of a gift fund at a brokerage house. One of the most significant advantages to setting up a fund with us is our philanthropic services team, which provides custom research on a nonprofit organization or issue area at your request. Our staff will also meet with you individually to help develop a strategic approach to grantmaking.
The Community Foundation offers the advantages of a private foundation without most of the expense and hassle. We can handle all aspects of grantmaking and reporting, and advise you on smart and effective grantmaking.
Some of our donors also have private foundations. They use a fund here to support causes and nonprofits that are outside the general focus of the private foundation.
As a public charity, we offer donors tax deductions that are often superior to those accorded private foundation donors.
It's easy and fast. You decide the type of fund that’s best for you. You think about your charitable priorities, how much you want to give, and name the fund. The gift may be made now or by will. We're happy to help you at any point in the process!