Starting a fund at the Community Foundation is quick and easy. It is like having your own charitable trust but without the hassle of administration and regulation.
Regardless of your reasons for giving, and whether you want to be hands-off or actively involved, we’ll advise you so your fund is set up in a way tailored to your wishes and circumstances. You'll have a dedicated expert to advise you on philanthropy and funding. You can have privacy or publicity as you wish. And you’ll get regular feedback on how you’ve helped make a difference.
Endowment: your gift is invested to set up the fund, with the revenue it generates every year going to support your causes. Over time, the amount distributed will outstrip your original gift, making a lasting legacy for your community.
Annual: your gift is held as cash to support your causes in the year ahead. To keep the fund going, you need to make a new gift every year. We can also combine elements of endowment and annual funds for you.
Back our high-impact initiatives.
Choose your cause or community and we will support groups that match
Choose your cause and recommend the groups to get support
Choose one or more charities to support every year.
A fund for one named charity forever.