Thinking of establishing your own fund?

As a donor you may contribute to any of these existing funds or establish one of your own, depending on your charitable goals. The following is a brief description of the variety of funds available. For more detailed information, please contact DCCF.

DONOR ADVISED FUNDS

Allows you to contribute assets to your fund at any time and then recommend grants to support charitable groups of your choice. They are a flexible, personalized way to support nonprofit groups.

GIVING CIRCLES

Members of a giving circle donate to a pooled fund, deciding as a collective where to distribute gifts. Many giving circles donate their time as well as their money to support local nonprofits. Donations for a giving circle may range from a few dollars to thousands of dollars each year. If you and your friends, neighbors or family members desire to be actively engaged in philanthropy and would like to pool your resources to create a fund and tackle an issue you care about, perhaps a giving circle is right for you.

FIELD OF INTEREST FUNDS

Provides support to nonprofit organizations that work on issues you specify. Once you determine the issues you want to support, DCCF will identify suitable grant recipients for your approval. You can either choose an issue of importance to you, or you may recommend grants to specific groups working on the issue(s) you have chosen.

DONOR DESIGNED FUNDS

Ideal for donors who want to support one or more specific non-profit organization. Nonprofit groups can also establish this kind of fund as part of their organization’s own fundraising strategy.

FISCAL SPONSORSHIP FUND

Provides program support and financial services for charitable and beneficial community projects.

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATION FUNDS

Nonprofit organizations can operate under DCCF’s charitable umbrella. These organizations may have their own board (on which donors may choose to serve) and determine their own investment and grant priorities. These funds may not be controlled by the donor or the donor’s family.
Douglas County Community Foundation can help donors transfer their private or family foundation to the Community Foundation. This eliminates the administrative burdens, while maximizing tax advantages.

MEMORIAL OR HONORARY FUNDS

Help establish a way to honor or remember significant people in our lives.

FAMILY FOUNDATION

Douglas County Community Foundation can help donors begin or transfer their private or family foundation to the Community Foundation. This eliminates the administrative burdens, while maximizing tax advantages.