Become a Donor
What do you care about the most? Do you want to champion the arts or help the homeless? Protect our environment? Support access to affordable housing? At The Community Foundation, we work with donors — individuals, families, businesses, organizations — to create and grow charitable funds to improve lives and communities in Western North Carolina.
|When Bernie Arghiere is not exploring the cosmos, hiking or teaching astronomy in our region, he's giving back to his community. He uses a donor advised fund to facilitate his charitable giving.
Whether you want to simplify your giving, focus on certain causes, provide scholarships or plan your legacy, The Community Foundation is here to help. We offer many different options for giving and work with you and your professional advisors to tailor strategies to your situation.
More than 960 funds make up The Community Foundation. Each has a unique purpose reflecting the wishes of the donor. A new fund can be established with a simple agreement, usually in one meeting. There is no fee to open a fund. Ongoing administrative fees vary slightly based on the type of fund and its assets (a fee schedule is available upon request).
Open a Fund
You can create a fund with almost any type of asset including: