Fund Options

Establish a Fund

Setting up a named charitable fund is easy to do and can be completed in less than a day.

After you have reviewed the Fund Options and selected the fund that works best for you decide what type of contribution you would like to use to establish the fund. A gift can be made using cash, appreciated stocks, real estate, or other assets.

Next you will select a name for the fund. This can be in your own name, the name of a family member or business, in honor of an individual, or any name that defines your fund.

You will designate a fund advisor if it is someone other than yourself to manage your fund

A simple letter agreement will be signed defining the terms and conditions of the fund

Once the fund is established, you may:

  • Add to the fund at any time in any dollar amount.
  • Specify how grant disbursements are to be acknowledged: in the name of the fund or anonymously.

Community Foundation staff is available to answer any questions you may have regarding fund types or setting up a fund. Simply call 715.845.9555 or email