Any of these funds can be established in your name, or in the name of your family or your organization. An agreement to start a fund takes just minutes to prepare and a minimum of $5,000 tax-deductible donation.

Donor Advised Funds

You can have ongoing involvement in the use of your gift and if desired, work with our grant-making staff, identifying ways to use dollars from your Donor Advised Fund to address the issues and needs you care about most. Your recommendations are submitted to our local board for confirmation; we then distribute grant dollars.

Designated Purpose

You can direct your gift to a specific charity or purpose. Help provide ongoing funding for a senior center, museum, church, or virtually any non-profit charitable organization. You identify the recipient or recipients you wish to benefit through your gift; our staff manages the annual distribution of funds.

Field of Interest

You can target your gift to address needs in an important area of community life. The arts. Aging. At-risk youth. You identify your personal interest area when making your gift; our board awards grants to community agencies and programs that are making a difference in the area you select.


You can invest your gift in our community's future and show students you care, all with the guidance and personal services of your community foundation.  You determine the criteria students must meet to receive the Scholarship you establish. 

Unrestricted Funds

Your gift can address ever-changing community needs - including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made.  The flexibility of your unrestricted gift enables your community foundation to respond to the community's most pressing needs, today and tomorrow. 

To open a fund, or understand what type of fund you need, contact Stacye Trout at or 662.449.5002