What is a Community Foundation?

What is a community foundation?

A community foundation is a tax-exempt public charity serving people who share a common interest — improving the quality of life in their community and beyond. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create charitable funds that help meet local and national needs.

What does a community foundation do?

A community foundation receives charitable gifts, manages charitable assets and makes charitable grants. Community foundations can accept several types of gifts and offer various types of funds to help donors achieve their charitable goals and to meet community needs. 

Why do people give through community foundations?

Community foundations offer donors many services and benefits. They work with families, individuals, organizations and professional advisors to design gift plans that fit every economic situation, ensuring that donors receive the most from their philanthropy. Download this brochure to learn more about the Fremont Area Community Foundation.