Types of Funds
A donor-advised fund is a charitable giving account created by an individual, family or business and is used to support charitable causes recommended by the donors and their successors. This option provides great flexibility for giving during your lifetime and allows you to leave the gift of philanthropy to the future.
Scholarships may support any level of education and can be restricted toward students attending a particular school, studying a particular subject or field, and can be based on need or merit coming from a particular geographic area or community.
Giving Circles are groups of neighbors, friends and/or family members who pool their charitable donations and decide together where to commit them.
From simple bequests to complex estate plans to life income gifts, Jefferson Community Foundation offers opportunities to make your mark by leaving a legacy. Many people choose to leave charitable assets or gifts to JCF through their estates. JCF offers significant expertise in planned gifts.
A field of interest fund allows you to make an impact in a specific field over time. You identify a specific or broad interest (such as education or the arts, etc.) and JCF ensures effective grantmaking within that field as the needs evolve over time.
A Designated Fund Account (DFA) allows individuals, families, organizations, or small groups to raise funds in support of a specified non-profit organization. All distributions from a DFA are made to one specified organization, which is identified at the time the account is established.
Actively involve donors in grantmaking
Support one or more specific nonprofits of your choosing
Support targeted education opportunities
Carries a donor’s gift into the future