How do Community Foundations work?

In a nutshell? Community Foundations are building a local fund that will benefit their local community, forever.

Quite simply, we encourage local generosity. We connect people who care with causes that matter.

  • We provide an opportunity for people to leave a gift to their community (either through donations or through a gift in their will).
  • Funds are pooled and invested in perpetuity; the interest from the funds will support your local community every year, forever.
  • Generous individuals (donors) work in partnership with their Community Foundation and can choose which causes will benefit from their fund’s distributions.
  • Voluntary trustees are committed to ensuring a strong and caring Foundation supporting your community.


Why choose your local Community Foundation?

Ways to give through your local Community Foundation

Read stories of generous local people

Contact your local Community Foundation today