As a donor seeking an active role in grant making, you can establish a donor advised fund with the Community Foundation. With such a fund you can recommend specific voluntary/charitable organisations you would like to receive grants from your fund.
Our donors tell us how satisfying it is to participate and personally direct charitable giving. They often mention the greater connection they feel to their communities.
Donor advised funds are also valued as the most efficient, cost-effective alternative to establishing a private or family trust, helping you to avoid the administrative hassles associated with such trusts.
Our Donor advised funds are supported by our highly trained, professional staff. We assist both new and experienced philanthropists in achieving their charitable wishes.
As a donor who wishes to play a more active role, you will have the opportunity to:
- Name your own charitable fund
- Engage your family in philanthropy
- Learn more about community issues and needs
- Connect with other donors
The Impact of Donor Advised Funds
In 2009, our donor advised funds alone were valued at over £1.5 million, enabling us to distribute grant aid to a vast range of voluntary/charitable organisations across Calderdale.
These funds are a critical component of overall charitable giving in the borough. Community Foundation donors are part of an effective response to community need and help to fund our borough-wide priorities, in such areas as the environment, grass root sports, education, the arts and sustainability/durability.
Call us on 01422 349700 to arrange an appointment to discuss setting up your own donor advised fund.