The types of permanent funds that you can establish at The Community Foundation —throughout your lifetime and/or through your estate—are flexible in their design to provide something for everyone.

Wherever you are on your giving journey, we can help you:

  • Make a difference in the causes and issues that inspire you.
  • Identify ways to give today and through your estate.
  • Incorporate the recommendations of your tax and financial advisors.
  • Creates funds that can grow in value.

Ways to Give

What it Means to Give Forever

By creating a permanent fund with The Community Foundation, you have the opportunity to make a difference during your lifetime and for generations to come. As needs, opportunities and the nonprofits that address them change over time, your fund will grow and increase its impact in the community.

What it means to give forever

The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in June 2019 inspired John and Keith to start thinking about their legacy and create a fund for LGBTQ+ interests. Photo credit: Kathleen Cei.

Access 90+ years of accumulated knowledge

When working with The Foundation, you join a vibrant network of caring individuals dedicated to strengthening our region, just like you. Grants from your fund go to nonprofits and programs meeting the highest standards of performance. These are the organizations that get great results, have brilliant ideas and demonstrate good governance and financial controls.

Community Knowledge


Don't see an appropriate match for your philanthropic goals? Please tell us your thoughts and ideas. We have 90 years of experience in the philanthropic sector and have forged many partnerships with charitably-minded people, professional advisors and nonprofits along the way.

Sharon Cappetta, CAP®

Director of Development


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