Donors trust the Community Foundation with decisions about the charitable use of funds. These funds are flexible and responsive to emerging and changing community needs.
This option facilitates donor support of a broad area of need, such as the arts, health, education, elderly and the environment, with the Community Foundation establishing a grant process for selecting specific grant recipients.
These funds support specific charitable organizations. If the named charity no longer exists, another organization with a similar purpose is selected by Community Foundation trustees, with the donor’s advice.
These funds can be designated for any level of education as well as a particular school or field of study. Donors may also choose eligibility requirements.
Field of Interest Funds
These funds allow donors to support a broad area of need such as the arts, elderly, prenatal care and at-risk youth, with the Community Foundation selecting specific grant recipients.
Donor Advised Funds
Donors participate in grant-making by suggesting charitable organizations to receive gifts. The Community Foundation serves as a personal philanthropy advisor by assisting donors with receiving and evaluating grant requests, as well as connecting donors with potential grant recipients, issues and projects.
Created by other non-profit organizations as a means of protecting their charitable dollars for the future to ensure a source of annual support for their programs and operations.
MCCF General Operating Endowment