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About Community Funds

Community Funds enable donors to meet community needs in perpetuity. Because our community is a fluid, changing entity, the Community Foundation is unable to foresee its specific needs in the future. Income from unrestricted funds is used to make Community Grants to nonprofit organizations in order to meet the most pressing issues at the time.

By establishing an unrestricted fund, you can benefit from our investment management and monitoring services. Our staff carefully monitors every Community Grant and ensures that funds are used appropriately.

Reasons to Create a Community Fund

  • You may establish a fund in honor of or in memory of a loved one or you may name the fund for yourself or for your family.
  • Because the fund is an endowment, it ensures that the Community Foundation will have resources to strategically benefit the community in perpetuity.
  • This type of fund enables our Board of Directors to make grants to support the most pressing community needs.

Learn More About Community Funds Here.


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