The Community Foundation is your one-stop-shop for local philanthropy.

Since our founding in 1991, we have worked diligently to build strong relationships with the nonprofit community. The Community Foundation serves as a facilitator between people and organizations to promote partnerships and collaboration that will create vibrant communities.

Why a CF

The power of the Community Foundation is its ability to bring together people and their resources to make an impact on the community. You do not have to be a wealthy individual, nor do you need to start a fund to make a difference. Through our Community Impact Fund, $50 gifts are pooled with $100, $1000, $5000 gifts and so on, so that everyone plays a role in helping Boone County nonprofits change the lives of our community members.

Together, we can make a lasting impact!

Why not give directly to the charity I care about?

By all means, we encourage you to continue supporting the charities you care about. Giving through the Community Foundation can benefit the causes you care about because of: our commitment to endowment (meaning your gift makes a permanent impact); our ability to accept complex gifts; and our professional expertise in managing and investing your gift. In some instances, a charity may be doing outstanding work in their mission area, but does not have the financial expertise to manage and invest your gift for the best impact.

One named fund at the Community Foundation can support multiple causes, if you so choose.

We provide flexibility for your giving:

We have efficient means of accepting a wide variety of tax-deductible assets — cash, appreciated and privately held stock, real estate and other personal property.

Three easy steps to making a gift:

  1. Think about how you want your gift to make a difference;
  2. Think about what type of gift you want to make (cash, stock, property, life insurance, etc.); and
  3. Contact the Community Foundation to discuss your gift idea. You can start your own fund or give to an existing community or nonprofit fund. We will work out the details together, and include your professional advisor, if you choose.