The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation and our affiliates, the Hampshire County Community Foundation and Hardy County Community Foundation provide donors with a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving. You can make a gift of cash, stocks, bonds, real estate or other assets to your Community Foundation. Each donor has a unique giving experience, tailored to suit his or her situation and goals.
Donor Advised Funds: A personal approach to giving
Establishing a Donor Advised Fund allows you to make a gift to the Community Foundation and remain actively involved in suggesting uses for your gift. You can work with the Community Foundation’s staff to suggest ongoing uses for the fund—targeting the issues you care about most. Grant awards are issued to charities in the name of the fund (or anonymously if you prefer). It’s a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving.
Unrestricted Funds: Meeting ever-changing community needs
When you establish an Unrestricted Fund, your gift can address a broad range of local needs—including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made. We evaluate all aspects of community well-being: arts and culture, economic development, education, environment, health and human services, neighborhood revitalization, and more. The flexibility of your unrestricted gift enables your community foundation’s program experts to respond to the community’s most pressing needs, today and tomorrow.
Field of Interest Funds: Connecting personal values to high-impact opportunities
By establishing a Field of Interest Fund, you can target your gift to address needs in an important and specific area of community life: Arts. AIDS. Aging. At-risk youth. Historic Preservation. Conservation. You identify your personal interest area when making your gift; our board awards grants to community organizations and programs that are making a difference in the area you select. Your gift stays flexible enough to meet community needs in your interest area — even as they change over time.
Scholarships: Investing in deserving students
In creating a Scholarship, you invest in your community’s future and show students you care. Your community foundation provides the expertise to help you meet your personal goals and awards Scholarships to deserving students. Your gift can help students — from preschool to postgraduate — achieve their lifetime dreams.
Designated Funds: Helping local organizations sustain and grow
Establishing a Designated Fund allows you to support the good work of a specific nonprofit organization—a senior center, museum, or virtually any nonprofit charitable organization. Because it’s given through your Community Foundation, your gift provides the organization you select with funding and investment management services through the power of endowment.
Agency Funds: Endowing your nonprofit organization
Nonprofit organizations can also establish an Agency Endowment at the community foundation. It’s a simple and efficient way to build an endowment — and help create sustainability — for your nonprofit organization. The community foundation’s experienced staff can also help your organization develop and assist with investment management and administrative details.
There is so much more we’d like you to know. For more information and ideas on ways to integrate your financial planning with charitable giving, ask your financial advisor or contact the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation, Hampshire County Community Foundation, or Hardy County Community Foundation.
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