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Actively Participate as a Grantmaker?

With a Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundations, you can actively participate by recommending grants to nonprofit organizations - in our region, anywhere in the U.S., and even internationally. Our professional staff ensures that your recommended organizations meet IRS requirements. You can choose to set up automatic donations to causes you recommend. You have online access to your fund, allowing you to recommend grants, add to your fund, and review your grant and giving history as well as investment performance. We will send you quarterly statements that summarize your fund's activity. You can also name successor advisors, such as your children, to carry on your family's legacy of giving. Get started today by opening your fund with a gift of $5,000 or more. Review a sample fund agreement

Receive personal attention and assistance. If you wish, our knowledgeable staff is available to help you identify organizations worthy of your support. We also offer you opportunities for education and networking with other community- minded philanthropists.

Support a specific charitable organization?

You can establish a fund that designates one or more public charities or the equivalent (such as a house of worship) to receive distributions in perpetuity.   A Designated Fund can be established with a gift of $25,000 or more.

Strengthen a community or specific area of interest?

You can establish a fund that directs grants for a specific purpose — such as aiding disadvantaged children, literacy, or the performing arts, or your hometown.  A Field of Interest Fund can be established with a gift of $25,000 or more.

Enable students to realize their educational dreams? 

Scholarship funds can benefit many types of students and educational institutions in our region and beyond.   A donor can establish a Foundations' selected scholarship for $25,000 or a Donor Involved Scholarship Fund for $30,000. 

Invest in the future of the Hudson Valley?

Giving to the Community Foundations' community funds - The Fund for the Hudson Valley, and the Funds for Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster Counties, give us the ability to respond to the often changing most pressing needs in our community, today and forever.  

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