You can contribute cash, appreciated securities, real estate or other assets during your lifetime or through your estate. You can designate your gift to supplement an existing fund, create a new endowment, instruct us to use your contribution immediately in support of good work in our community, and much more. You receive tax benefits in the year that your gift is made. If you designate your gift to an existing fund or choose to create a new endowment, the Community
Foundation invests the fund’s assets, from which it annually presents grants, scholarships, or awards. Based on the type of fund you establish and the direction you offer, you may elect to stay involved in the good work your gift makes possible while we handle the administrative details.