Why give to a community foundation rather than directly to a nonprofit or cause?
Community foundations use the power of endowed funds to meet both the current needs of the local community as well as the future needs. By giving to a community foundation, you guarantee that the causes you care about will be provided for today, tomorrow and generations to come. The expertise of a community foundation’s staff and Board of Directors ensures that each donation has the desired impact the donor intended.
Of course you can certainly give directly to the nonprofit or cause of your choice and community foundations can help with that as well.