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

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