The community foundation idea is simple: anyone may use it to give something back to the community. When you give to our foundation, even a small gift makes a difference because all gifts are pooled for investment purposes. Dollar by dollar, donations build a permanent endowment and create new money for grant making through prudent investing.
We welcome gifts of all sizes to existing funds. You can also create a new named fund with a gift of $10,000 or more, which will support specific charities or a broad area in which you would like to make an impact. In some cases, a minimum gift of $1,000 will establish a named fund, with the agreement it will become $10,000 within five years.
Some donors give during their lifetimes; others arrange for a future gift through bequests. All are generous givers whose gifts make a difference today and for generations to come. Visit our Ways To Give page to see the many flexible giving options available.
Your gift can help others forever by:
- Providing grants to nonprofits that are special to you
- Building our unrestricted endowment to meet future community needs
- Helping students attend college with help from your scholarships
- Providing grants for education, arts, health services or other areas of concern