Designated Funds

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, 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 also planned given and investment management services and the power of endowment.

Endowing Your Nonprofit Organization

Nonprofit organizations can also establish a designated fund or agency endowment at the community foundation. Nonprofit organizations can use a designated fund through the community foundation to build their endowment and enhance their ability to accept large and complex gifts. 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.

The National Standards Seal by our name indicates official confirmation from the Council on Foundations that we have met the most rigorous standards in philanthropy. It affirms our commitment to financial security, transparency and accountability. It says our grantmaking includes an open, competitive process designed to address the changing needs of our community. The National Standards Seal also confirms our history of honoring donors’ wishes.