Types of Funds

Whatever your age, whatever your means, whatever your background, you have ideas for your charitable giving.  You may want to support an organization you value or perhaps you have interests in a few different fields.  When you open a charitable fund within the  Community Foundation, you benefit the causes that matter most to you.

Which type of charitable fund is right for me?

We will work with you to find a fund best suited to meet your charitable goals. Consider a:

  • Designated Fund: Open a fund to provide ongoing support to a particular charitable organization or unit of government that matters to you.  Designated Funds can be set up as either permanent endowed funds or as shorter-term, non-endowed project-based funds.  Designated Fund Flyer
  • Donor-Advised Fund: You, and those you appoint, may use your fund to recommend grants to charitable organizations in the Fort Atkinson area.  Donor-Advised Fund Flyer
  •  Field of Interest Fund: Identify a few areas of interest that you would like to support such as recreation, beautification, or the arts, and the board will review applications and award grants from your fund to organizations whose projects dovetail with your interests.    Field of Interest Fund Flyer
  • Scholarship Fund: Offer financial assistance to area students based on guidelines that you help establish.  Scholarship Fund Flyer
  • Acorn Fund: Start small and work your way up into one of the four endowed funds described above.  Acorn Fund Flyer