How is a community foundation funded?

Individuals, families, businesses and organizations make up a community foundation’s donor base and are its source of support. Donors contribute cash, stocks and securities, and real property. Such contributions are often made as simple gifts, but many choose to give through their will or other form of planned giving.

A community foundation’s operating expenses are covered by charging a small fee to each fund. In addition, some gifts received by community foundations are specifically designated for operating costs.