We can help you support your favorite causes close to home through giving to or creating a designated fund.
A designated fund is a named, charitable fund that is permanently endowed and restricted for a specific purpose. We can help you create a designated fund to support a particular cause that’s important to you. For example, a fund can be created to support a school district or with a field of interest in mind, such as youth or productive aging. A designated fund can also be advised by an individual or family (called a donor-advised fund) as a way to pass along your core values. And a fund can be named to honor family members or loved ones, with annual grants made in their name.
Designated funds are flexible and can accomplish many goals. Tell us your ideas, and we’ll find the right tool for you.
We currently hold more than 100 designated funds, including donor-advised funds, employee hardship funds, education foundations, agency endowments, field-of-interest funds and scholarship funds.
Search our current partners below to support their work or make an online gift.
If you would like to make a gift to a fund that is not listed, please contact us. Gifts to a fund at SWIF receive the highest possible charitable tax deduction.
Part of our mission is supporting funds in communities across the region, creating many ways to give back. Use the links below to support your local community foundation or another fund that is focused on a specific cause. If you're unsure what is available for the place you care deeply about, you can use the filter features to sort through the options. If you want to support a fund that doesn't have an online giving link, please contact us.