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

 

 

What are your giving plans this holiday season?

What are your giving plans this holiday season?

Sometimes giving philanthropically feels like giving gifts. Should I give here? Or is over there a better place to give my money? Will they like it/appreciate it/use it? Do I have time to decide on the best way to give? Or do I just need to make a decision and then...

Engaging the Givers

Engaging the Givers

In his new book, The Givers – Wealth, Power and Philanthropy in a new Gilded Age, author David Callahan shares incredible insights on how the philanthropists of today want to “give while they live” (think Bill and Melinda Gates or Mark Zuckerberg or Priscilla Chan)....

Five Philanthropy Mistakes Families Make

Five Philanthropy Mistakes Families Make

By Jillian Wagenheim   Family philanthropy is an incredible way to instill values, strengthen family bonds, share passions and build a legacy.  However, even a road paved with good intentions can be fraught with issues. Below are five common mistakes that...

Meet Board Member Scott Jordan

Meet Board Member Scott Jordan

Through his lifestyle as a Community Foundation board member, family man, banker, and volunteer, Forsyth resident Scott Jordan emphasizes the importance of looking beyond oneself for the betterment of others. Learn more about him through our Q&A! CFNEG: What do...

Duluth Family Inspiring Generations

Duluth Family Inspiring Generations

When Kay Montgomery’s great grandparents opened their first store in 1876, in Bethesda, Georgia, they had no idea the legacy they were creating. By 1925 Kay’s grandparents had gone into business with her great grandparents and opened the first Parson’s store in...

G.G.’s Wish List

G.G.’s Wish List

Have you met G.G. the Good2Give Elf yet? This holiday season she’s visiting places where good things happen and making a list (and helping Santa check it twice, of course!) of ways to give to our nonprofits. Check out her recommendations and see how you can give...

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