What are the benefits of giving?
The Community Foundation mission is to build permanent resources for community needs. Permanent gifts will express your personal values and will benefit the community in your name forever. And you or your family and friends can add to your fund at any time.
Funds can be named after yourself, a loved one, or an organization so that future beneficiaries will always know the source of their support.
The Community Foundation provides careful stewardship of your assets to ensure the greatest investment performance, lasting buying power, and preservation of principal. Our investment managers are monitored regularly by trustees, staff, and an independent investment management review organization.
Donor Advised Funds provide a more “hands-on” approach for individuals or families who wish to play an active role in charitable giving. Donors may recommend distributions to specific charities of their choice. Working like a family foundation, the Donor Advised Fund combines flexibility, convenience, and involvement in grantmaking. A Donor Advised Fund can be easily established with a simple fund agreement.
Because we are a public charity, gifts to the Community Foundation qualify for maximum tax deductibility.
Our staff carefully researches all grant recommendations. Donors are welcome to call upon program staff to assist in their charitable giving decisions.
The Foundation’s work is publicized throughout the year and an independent audit is performed annually.