How do Community Foundations work?

In a nutshell? Community foundations are all about growing a local fund that meets the needs and desires of a local community.

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.
  • Donors work in partnership with their community foundation and can choose who is to benefit from their fund’s distributions.
  • Voluntary trustees are committed to ensuring a strong and caring foundation supporting your community.

See more about why you might choose your local community foundation as a vehicle for your generosity at the link here.

Give where you live and contact your local community foundation today to find out how you can truly make a difference and leave a lasting legacy.