Our Community Foundation Program is a tool for communities to establish a local “foundation” – without the burden of IRS filings, federal and state regulatory compliance, and investment management.
Community foundations support the community as a whole and its changing needs and opportunities.
We provide the community foundation partner, called an affiliate, administrative support through gift processing and receipting, grant processing, investment management, and the 501(c)(3) public charity infrastructure necessary for donor gifts to receive the highest possible charitable tax deduction. The affiliate also has access to technical and professional support from us in areas such as strategic planning, board development, fundraising, marketing and public relations, and grantmaking.
In return, the community assembles a local advisory board to lead the community foundation, raise funds to support the vision, coordinate grant processes and educate the community. Our affiliates have become catalysts for philanthropy and community improvement while putting local leaders in the driver’s seat.
Our program is a proven model that helps retain charitable dollars to benefit our communities.Give to Your Local Community Foundation
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Our 30 affiliates have become catalysts for philanthropy and community improvement while putting local leaders in the driver’s seat. Check the map to find a local community foundation affiliate near you!