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Ways to Give

The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville provides you with a simple, powerful, and highly-personalized approach to giving.  We offer a variety of different tools to help people achieve their charitable goals.

Collective Giving Opportunities

Collective giving provides an opportunity for likeminded donors who want to leave a positive impact on the community to invest together to leverage their charitable contributions. 

Collective Impact Funds

The Collective Impact Funds offer giving opportunities in eight critical areas of our Quality of Life Framework.

  • Consider the Collective Impact Funds if you:
    • Want to give back to the community that has given so much to you.
    • Are excited by the opportunity to fuel long-range visioning and problem-solving for our community.
    • Understand that our community’s needs evolve over time.
    • Believe in the depth of knowledge and evaluation capabilities of our staff to determine the needs and effectiveness of nonprofit programs.
  • You can help today by donating to the Collective Impact Funds or you can shape tomorrow by donating to the Catalyst Endowment.

    Catalyst Endowment

    The Catalyst Endowment is the heart of our collective impact Community Catalyst Funds initiative. It provides a permanent source of community capital to strengthen all aspects of our community's well-being.

  • Consider the Catalyst Endowment if you:
    • Want to give back to the community that has given so much to you.
    • Are excited by the opportunity to fuel long-range visioning and problem-solving for our community.
    • Understand that our community’s needs evolve over time.
    • Believe in the depth of knowledge and evaluation capabilities of our staff to determine the needs and effectiveness of nonprofit programs.
  • Giving Circles

    Giving circles have become an increasingly popular and important form of philanthropy, allowing a group of individuals to combine resources to have a larger funding impact on an organization or issue area. Though the amount of money individual members contribute to their giving circles may be relatively small, the impact of those dollars is significant and far reaching. The Community Foundation can help your organization better accomplish its objectives through the creation of a giving circle.

  • The Community Foundation currently manages the following two Giving Circles:
  • Individual Giving Opportunities

    Individual giving options provide each donor with a customized philanthropic solution to meet his or her charitable objectives in the most efficient and effective way.

    Donor Advised Fund

    Ideal for those who want to give to multiple organizations and programs throughout the year.

  • Consider a Donor Advised Fund if you:
    • Want to manage all of your giving through one account
    • Wish to give to multiple organizations and programs
    • Want the flexibility to support the individual nonprofit organizations that matter most to you
    Comparison of Donor Advised Funds and Private Foundations
  • Donor Advised Fund Agreement
  • Donor Advised Fund Terms and Conditions

    Designated Fund

    Allows donors to create a fund that automatically makes grants to their favorite charities without any extra effort.

    Consider a Designated Fund if you:
    • Want to create a legacy of support for your favorite causes
    • Prefer to avoid administrative hassles of charitable giving – from sending checks to keeping track of receipts
    • Seek to support individual organizations regularly and in perpetuity
    • Want to endow your annual giving

    Field of Interest Fund

    Offers you the opportunity to support evolving needs and a variety of nonprofits focused on your broad area of interest.

    Consider a Field of Interest Fund if you:
    • Have a specific area of interest that you want to support
    • Want to learn more about other nonprofits in our community offering programs in your chosen field of interest
    • Believe in the depth of knowledge and evaluation capabilities of our staff to determine the needs and effectiveness of nonprofit programs

    Planned Giving

    Continue your legacy of charitable giving, even after you are gone.

    Consider including charitable giving through your will or estate plan if you:
    • Need to preserve cash, but want to make sure the causes you care about are supported over the long term through an estate gift to your charitable fund at the Foundation
    • No longer need your retirement plan or life insurance and want to designate your fund as the beneficiary
    • Need income for retirement but want to shield assets from estate taxes through a planned gift

    If you would like to learn more about joining our Legacy Society, CLICK HERE for more information.

    256.535.2065 | info@communityfoundationhsv.org

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