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Establish a Fund

You’re supporting your favorite causes in lots of ways. Volunteering, serving on boards, donating food and clothing, celebrating at events, and purchasing products that support a cause are just a few of the ways you are making a difference in the lives of others. At the center of your philanthropy is charitable giving. By working with us and setting up your own fund, you can organize and maximize your financial support of charitable organizations.

Philanthropy is an important part of your family’s traditions and values. You enjoy involving your children and grandchildren in your charitable giving. Not only do you want to deepen those intergenerational connections, but you also are committed to leaving a legacy to your children, grandchildren, and community. You can do all of this through planning and tools to continue support of the causes you love. That’s exactly what our team will help you do.

The rise of social media and a growing focus on community impact in our society means that we are now living in a social impact culture. Today’s business leaders are excited about the growth opportunities made possible because of the social impact culture mindset of their employees and customers. By establishing a corporate fund, you can work with our team to organize and celebrate your company’s financial support of its favorite causes.

Whatever your charitable giving goals may be, our team can connect you with a fund to catalyze progress for nonprofit organizations and the community.

Our board of directors and staff are committed to understanding your perspectives on the challenges facing the quality of life in our region. Deeply familiar with local nonprofits, we can serve as a resource to help you give when, how, and to the causes you want. Our tools and back-office administration capabilities make it easy to keep your giving organized and tax-savvy.

| Donor Advised Funds

Donor-Advised Funds offer the advantages of a private foundation with lower management costs and greater tax benefits. A donor can establish a fund in the name of their family, business, or anyone they wish to honor.

| Field of Interest Funds

Field of Interest Funds allow donors to invest in causes they care about including arts, education, or health. The donor specifies their interest when the fund is created and may rely on ACF to identify organizations making the greatest impact.

| Designated Funds

Designated Funds ensure long-term support for a specific nonprofit organization, identified by the donor when the fund is established. The designated organization receives an annual disbursement from the Non-Endowed or Endowed fund.

| Organization Funds

Organization funds are established by nonprofit organizations seeking to raise reserve funds to support their efforts. These funds connect you directly with specific beneficiary nonprofit organizations they are passionate about. Organization Funds can be established as a non-endowed or endowed fund.

| Scholarship Funds

ACF’s Scholarship Funds connect students to individuals passionate about education to enable more students to reach their educational goals. Scholarship funds may be established to benefit a specific student demographic, school, or field of study.

| Endowment Funds

When donors work with ACF, it’s easy–and enjoyable–to structure an endowment as a gift to improve the quality of life for future generations.

| Memorial Funds

Memorial Funds are named in memory of a loved one and can also be combined with other types of funds.

Stephanie Gianneschi

Director of Philanthropic Services

| Interested in establishing a fund?

Contact Stephanie Gianneschi, Director of Philanthropic Services, or call 970-925-9300 to learn more about establishing a fund.

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