Types of Funds
Types of Funds
Whether you care about a specific cause, a beloved local charity, or are just beginning to think about your charitable legacy, the Community Foundation offers multiple types of funds to help you achieve your goals.
Give from a DONOR-ADVISED FUND
Stay actively involved in your charitable giving, working with the Foundation to recommend grants annually to support local nonprofits and timely causes from the donor-advised fund you create. There are two types of donor-advised funds: 1) donor-advised endowed funds, and 2) donor-advised pass-through funds. Here’s a chart that explains the differences.
Give to the Community: COMMUNITY ENDOWMENT FUND
Through the Community Endowment Fund, you give the Community Foundation the flexibility to address the issues that matter most to St. Joseph County—today, tomorrow, or whenever need occurs.
Give to a FAVORITE CAUSE
To address challenges that face our community, the Community Foundation has created multiple funds in the arts, education, and other broad areas. Your gift to one of these funds stays flexible enough to meet community needs in your interest area, even as they change over time. Choose from our existing initiative funds, or create a field of interest fund that reflects your priorities.
Give to a SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Support our community’s smart and deserving students by donating to one of the Community Foundation’s many scholarship funds.
Give to a Favorite Charity: ORGANIZATIONAL ENDOWMENT FUNDS
Chances are, your favorite charity has a designated fund here at the Foundation already. By supporting these endowment funds, you help guarantee the future for the nonprofit organizations you care about the most.