“A community fund is always well worth the effort to create, and serves the area forever.” Mary Lou Linnen
Benefits of starting a Community Fund
A Community Fund is a donor’s broadest option. These funds are established to benefit the entire county to which they are directed. The Foundation funds those projects that best meet the community’s most pressing needs, even when those needs change over time. A knowledgeable group of local people monitor community needs and resources and have the challenging task of deciding how to best use the funds. By making a gift or bequest to create a Community Fund, a donor can create a living legacy that will grow and change as the community does.
A Community Fund is the best option for a donor who:
- wants his or her gift to have the broadest impact on the community over time.
- is motivated to “give back” rather than to support a particular charitable organization.
- is considering creating a private foundation for broad charitable purposes.
- wants his or her gift to remain flexible to respond to changing community needs.
AAUW La Porte Community Fund
John P. & Anne H. Daley Community Fund
Randy and Jane Dorman Foundation Fund
Sanford Z. Friedman Community Fund
Kabelin Family Community Fund
Tom and Judy Ringo Community Fund
Backer Family Fund ____________
Ernest and Mildred Delco Community Fund
Charles T. & Pauline J. Dye Endowment Fund
David C. Gardner Community Fund
Ruth W. Pollingue Community Fund
Philip A. Sprague Community Fund
John and Jean Vail Fund
Community Funds Cont.
The following are geographic specific community funds and do not qualify for matching funds from Lilly Endowment.