Start a Fund

Giving should be easy, flexible and fun!

Starting your own charitable fund is an easy way to achieve your philanthropic goals and streamline your giving. 

Here’s How It Works

Step 1: Choose your fund type

Select the type of fund that matches your giving goals. The Community Foundation staff can help you determine the best type of fund to accomplish your charitable goals.

Fund Types

Step 2: Complete a fund agreement

Decide on the name of your fund and work with our staff to complete a short fund agreement.

Step 3: Contribute to your fund

Contribute gifts of cash, stock or other assets. You will receive a tax deduction in the year your gift is made to your fund.

Accepted Assets

Step 4: Begin giving with your new fund

Now the fun begins! Recommend grants to your favorite nonprofits and start making a difference in our community!

Ready to Get Started?

Complete the form below to contact us and we will help you open your charitable fund!