Choose the one that’s right for you.
Donor Advised Funds
A personal approach to giving.
Establishing a Donor Advised Fund allows you to make a gift to your community foundation, then remain actively involved in suggesting uses for your gift. You can work with the community foundation’s professional program staff to suggest ongoing uses for the fund – targeting the issues you care about most. Grant awards are issued to charities in the name of the fund (or anonymously if you prefer). It’s a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving. Click here for additional information on how to establish a donor advised fund.
Meeting ever-changing community needs.
When you establish an Unrestricted Fund, your gift can address a broad range of local needs – including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made. We evaluate all aspects of community well-being: arts and culture, economic development, education, environment, health and human services, neighborhood revitalization, and more. The flexibility of your unrestricted gift enables your community foundation’s program experts to respond to the community’s most pressing needs, today and tomorrow. Click here for more information on how establish an unrestricted fund.
Field of Interest Funds
Connecting personal values to high-impact opportunities.
By establishing a Field of Interest Fund, you can target your gift to address needs in an important area of community life. Arts. Aging. Animals. Sustainable agriculture. At-risk youth. You identify your personal interest area when making your gift; our board awards grants to community organizations and programs that are making a difference in the area you select. Your gift stays flexible enough to meet community needs in your interest area – even as they change over time. Click here for additional information on how to establish a Field of Interest Fund.
Helping local organizations sustain and grow.
Establishing a Designated Fund allows you to support the good work of a specific nonprofit organization – a senior center, museum, church, or virtually any nonprofit charitable organization. Because it’s given through your community foundation, your gift provides the organization you select not only funding, but planned giving and investment management services and the power of endowment. Click here for additonal information on how to establish a Designated Fund.
Endowing your nonprofit organization.
Nonprofit organizations can also establish a Designated Fund or agency endowment at the community foundation. It’s a simple and efficient way to build an endowment – and help create sustainability – for your nonprofit organization. The community foundation’s experienced staff can also help your organization develop planned giving programs and assist with investment management and administrative details.
For more information and ideas on ways to integrate your financial planning with charitable giving, ask your financial adviser or contact the Athens County Foundation.