The process is easy, flexible, and effective with three essential steps:

  1. Name Your Fund – Use your name, your surname, or set it in memory of a loved one.
  2. Decide What to Give – You can use cash, publicly traded securities, closely held stock, real estate, life insurance, tangible personal property, private foundation assets and more.
  3. Choose the Type of Fund:
    • Unrestricted Fund – This is the most flexible option and enables The Foundation to address changing needs in the community.
    • Field of Interest Fund – If you’re passionate about a particular cause, this fund focuses on specific areas of interest.
    • Designated Fund – This fund allows you to support specific charitable organizations.
    • Donor Advised Funds – If you’re interested in participating in the grant-making process, this fund permits you to actively participate.
    • Scholarship Funds – This fund can be designated for any level of education, a specific school, university, or field of study.
    • Organization Endowment Funds – You can contribute to organizations with established funds of interest to you.
    • Administrative Fund – This fund supports the diverse administrative needs of the Foundation.