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Fund Options

There are many different fund options available through our community foundation that allow you to support charitable organizations that leave a lasting legacy. See the options below.


The Community Trust Grant Endowment (CTGE) Fund, or unrestricted fund, began 30 years ago with a vision from local philanthropists to help the Foundation address a wide range of needs and pressing issues in our community. Your gift allows us to respond to the community’s needs, today and tomorrow.

Gifts can also be made to the CTGE Fund without establishing a fund. Many donors choose this option for end of year giving needs to help support the long-term impact in the community.

Establishing a Field of Interest (FOI) Fund with the Foundation allows us to make grants to the organizations and projects in your chosen area of interest. Your gift allows you to identify and support a broad charitable purpose or category of interest, such as the arts, education, human services or a particular geographic area.

Establishing a Donor Advised Fund with the Foundation allows you to remain actively involved in suggesting uses for your gift. These flexible funds for individuals, families and businesses are ideal for satisfying a range of community interests.

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Establishing a restricted fund allows you to support the good work of a specific nonprofit organization – a senior center, museum or social service agency. Your gift allows you to choose one or more specific charitable organizations to support and the Foundation will “restrict” grants only to those nonprofit agencies.

Establishing a scholarship fund is an investment in the future. Your gift can help students achieve their educational goals while honoring a parent or loved one. You may create a scholarship for students from a particular school, for those attending a specific college or enrolled in a specific area of study. The Foundation handles the application process and oversees distribution of the awards.