For Donors

Types of Funds

Charitable giving should be a joy, not a burden.

Our flexibility allows you many options. The type of fund you select to establish is your choice. The type that works best for you and your charitable goals ultimately boils down to how involved you wish to be in making grants/distributions from your fund.

There are 6 Basic Types of Funds

Community Funds

These funds, also called discretionary funds, provide the greatest flexibility to the Foundation in its goal of responding to changing needs & emerging opportunities. These funds are used to support our grantmaking and community impact programs.

Field of Interest Funds

Donor Advised Funds

Scholarship Funds

Agency Funds

Designated Funds

Start a Fund

Contact our knowledgable staff if you are interested in starting a charitable fund or have questions about donor services.

"At any age, we all have assets to share. Small amounts make a difference. And we really are all in this together.”

- Janet, Community Foundation Fund Holder

“Philanthropy is an important piece of helping to sustain a thriving, healthy community... the dividends are a healthier, vibrant community.”

- Give Local Donor

"I know I can pick up the phone and call the CommunityFoundation and they'll take our call... I've been incredibly impressed with the generosity and sense of togetherness I've encountered in the South Sound. This community is strong because of that and only because of that."

- Brian, Local Nonprofit Leader