Creating a Fund is as easy as 1-2-3:

1-Choose the Name of Your Fund

Most of our funds are named for the donor, the donor’s family or in memory of someone special. It’s a great way to make your name or theirs part of the legacy of giving.

2-Decide What to Give

Almost any kind of asset can be used to start your fund, including cash, publicly traded securities, closely held stock, real estate, life insurance, tangible personal property and private foundation assets. We can also discuss other options with you, such as bequests, charitable remainder trusts and charitable lead trusts.

3-Choose a Type of Fund

An Unrestricted Fund gives the Cape Coral Community Foundation the greatest flexibility to assess the ever-changing needs in our community and those agencies addressing them most effectively.

Field of Interest Funds

Field of Interest Funds are used by the community in areas of interest specified by the donors. Donors may support a broad area of interest, such as the arts, education, health, recreation, human services or youth. Or, donors may be more specific in their choices

Designated Funds

Designated Funds support specific charitable organizations identified by the donor.

Donor Advised Funds

Donor advised funds are established by donors who wish to actively participate in the grant-making process. Donors make recommendations of charitable projects or organizations they wish to support and work closely with the Foundation staff. A donor advised fund is an easy way to give to multiple nonprofits.

Scholarship Funds

Scholarship Funds may be designated to support any level of education. You may designate a particular school, university or field of study.

Organization Endowment Funds

Charitable organizations have placed endowment funds with the Cape Coral Community Foundation. If these particular organizations are of interest to you, you may add their funds at any time.

Administrative Fund

The Cape Coral Community Foundation has established a permanent operating fund to support the ongoing administrative needs of The Foundation. A gift of any size is welcomed.