Connecting People who Care with Causes that Matter

“You don’t have to be rich to make a difference. Ordinary people can give for the sake of making our community a better place, one dollar at a time.”

—Lisa Zaken
Executive Director, Leadership Gwinnett

Donor Advised Funds

Creating a donor advised fund provides you with a simple, powerful and highly personal approach to giving – a charitable checkbook. This option allows you to remain actively involved in suggesting uses for your gift. You can recommend grants to charities you wish to support, at your own convenience. You may also choose to work with our staff to identify nonprofits that are particularly effective in addressing the issues that are important to you.

 

Interested in learning more? Explore the various ways you can give through the Community Foundation and make the most impact on our community!

 

Giving through the Community Foundation allows me to use my funds in a more advantageous way. I like having the ability to put money in that can accumulate even though it’s intended to be given. It also provides tax advantages.

Having a fund at the Community Foundation has been a really nice vehicle for me to get more strategic with our giving model as a family.

Ron Garrard

CEO/Founder, Garrard Group

Click on the image to see our donor advised fund brochure!

Why Give Through The Community Foundation?

  • It’s easier
  • Allows you to make a greater impact
  • Provides access to in-depth knowledge of community nonprofits and needs
  • Gives you the ability to create custom giving plans
  • Offers access to knowledgeable staff always ready to help
  • Can be involved as much or as little as you want
  • Assets managed by outstanding financial management firms

 

Fundholder Stories

 

 

Journey of Generosity in Action

Journey of Generosity in Action

We can all agree – giving is GREAT! But the who, what, where and why’s of giving can be different for different people. Here at the Community Foundation, we call it the Journey of Generosity. And each fundholder’s journey is as different as they are. Here’s a...

Year-end Giving During a Pandemic

Year-end Giving During a Pandemic

By Randy Redner In 2019, Americans gave a record $450 billion. History teaches us, though, that when times are tough Americans dig deeper and give bigger – and that’s what we’ve seen in 2020. In fact, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reported in October that giving...

Gigi’s Wish List!

Gigi’s Wish List!

Gigi, our Good2Give Elf, is at it again! This holiday season she’s sharing ways you can help care.  Just check out her list (Santa’s helped her check it, of course!) of ways to give to our nonprofits. Gigi’s 2020 Wish List Annandale Village Annandale Wish List...

Download Your Free Wills Guide!

Download Your Free Wills Guide!

Did you know that 58% of Americans don’t have a will? That’s a shockingly large amount when you consider how important a will is. If you’ve been thinking about creating a will, or updating yours, there is no better time than now to do it. In fact, we can help...

Three Tips for Effective Estate Planning

Three Tips for Effective Estate Planning

Do you know the three documents every American needs to have? According to Attorney Nathan Powell of Powell & Edwards everyone should have a: Healthcare Directive This functions as an emergency contact sheet, empowers and delegates healthcare...

Have you thought about your legacy lately?

Have you thought about your legacy lately?

Attorney Nathan Powell’s own personal story reminds us of the importance of planning ahead. “Last December I was on the phone with my mom (former Gwinnett Judge Emily Powell, pictured above with our daughter). She was going to meet some family friends for dinner. We...

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