Become a Donor
The Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that enables people like you to easily and effectively support the causes and interests they care about. The Foundation’s resources consist of named funds established by many separate donors. You may contribute to an existing fund or you can set up your own fund with a gift of $25,000 or more–creating a lasting legacy in your name or the name of a person or interest closest to your heart.
There are several types of funds available to support your giving. We encourage you to choose one or more that match your charitable intent and your personal approach to giving. Our staff is available to discuss these options with you and to help you select one that matches your philanthropic goals.
Good news: Donors who establish funds with the Community Foundation can name their fund for a family legacy or remain truly anonymous. They can also use their fund in a similar manner to a private foundation. You have the best of all worlds how you design your philanthropy! Check out this article and give us a call.
What’s in a Name? Debate For Philanthropists
By Joe Mont
Henry Ford, Eli Lilly, John D. Rockefeller, J. Paul Getty, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are among the legendary business figures whose philanthropic largess has paid for museums, schools and health care initiatives around the globe. Celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon have similarly parlayed their fame to help chosen charities. Not all affluent benefactors are as willing to put their names out there. Choosing whether to be an anonymous philanthropist can often go beyond mere modesty.
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