Kinds of Funds

As a donor to a community foundation, you can contribute to an already established fund or create one of your own.The Types of Funds document will give you the information you need to  decide on the kind of fund you'd like to have.

Many donors choose to target an area of interest such as: children, youth, seniors, health, arts & culture, recreation, education, environment and/or social services. If you choose to establish your own fund it can be named or remain anonymous. Your direction is all that is needed to make a lasting impact. 


 Community Fund

The Community Fund helps meet ever-changing community needs – including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time a gift is made. Our local expertise helps us evaluate all aspects of community well-being. This fund is then used to make a difference where it is needed most. Some donors have opted to have named funds within the community fund.This fund gives the Foundation the most flexibility to respond to changing needs in the community. No minimum contribution is required.

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Field-of-Interest Fund

The donor defines the charitable field of interest to which the income from this fund will be directed. A minimum level of donation is required.

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Designated Fund

The donor directs earnings from this fund to a named charitable organization, to a specific cause, to scholarships or bursaries, or to other specific charitable undertakings. A minimum level of donation is required.

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Donor Advised Fund

Donors advise the Foundation each year which organizations should receive the grant distribution. A minimum level of donation is required.

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Agency Endowment Funds

Many nonprofit organizations establish their own endowment with us because we are "in the business of endowment"; we make it easy and efficient for them and they trust us as stewards of their fund. These funds support specific organizations, allowing them to benefit from the Foundation's prudent investment expertise and donor relations.

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