We can help you start an endowment (long-term) fund with the Adams County Community Foundation in four easy steps:

  • GIVE US A CALL – Start by contacting us to discuss your charitable or estate-planning goals. We will work directly with you and your financial advisor to customize a charitable plan that will help you enhance the quality of life in your community and offer you significant tax advantages.
  • DECIDE THE TYPE AND PUPOSE OF YOUR FUND -- We offer a wide variety of fund types to satisfy your charitable giving needs now and in the future. As a donor, you may designate specific charitable distributions to any qualified not-for-profit organization, including churches and schools. You may establish broad areas of charitable interest, or you may ask the Foundation to make grants on your behalf, where community need is greatest.
  • DETERMINE WHEN AND HOW MUCH TO GIVE --You can establish a fund either with a direct contribution during your lifetime or through a legacy gift, or both.
  • NAME YOUR FUND – Many donors choose to name their fund with their or their family’s name or as a memorial to a loved one. If you wish to remain anonymous, we suggest you select a name that reflects your fund’s charitable interest. We will protect your identity, if you so choose.

It is that simple. Once you complete and sign your fund agreement, we will begin to serve your charitable objectives, assuring that your wishes will be met in perpetuity.