Supporting organizations that impact and enrich Huntsville and Madison County gives donors a better sense of community. The Community Foundation helps each of us reach our philanthropic goals by connecting us with the many impactful organizations like FOR (Friends of Rescue), the Boys and Girls Club and the Community Catalyst Fund. Giving legacies come in all shapes and sizes.  

Today, all our major community donations are made through our donor advised funds established with the Community Foundation. Our families can ensure our legacy of giving by designating a percent of our estate for the fund upon our deaths.  We love being able to enrich Huntsville and Madison County and to help those in need, both now and in the future. We feel a great sense of satisfaction in knowing that the causes we care about in life will continue receiving our support after we are gone.

Saralyn Dwyer and Kristy Campbell

When A-P-T Research went through an ESOP transaction, the company leadership decided to make it easy and cost-effective for their employees to give to charity.  Employees – like Saralyn and Kristy - were given simple, accessible options to donate highly-appreciated stock to the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville. We created giving accounts so that more money could be donated to local charities instead of to pay taxes.