Our Funds

Research shows that about 70% of all Americans choose to give to charity during their lifetimes. For many, giving to others brings a deep and powerful sense of fulfillment. Glimpsing peace in a child’s eyes because they have a safe place to transition, or knowing that home bound senior adults in our community will receive a hot meal motivates many a giver to carefully select how and where they will direct their funds.

See the complete list of funds below.

Choosing to give through The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country is secure, simple, and effective. Donors create component funds through gifts of cash, appreciated assets, and/or real estate. Donors may also make deferred gifts with charitable trusts, life insurance, IRA’s, or by designating The Community Foundation as a recipient of a bequest in their will.

The Community Foundation is currently comprised of more than 100 funds and all are grouped together or pooled for greater economies of scale and investment opportunities. Generally, the six types of funds that The Community Foundation uses are: Unrestricted Funds, Donor Advised Funds, Field of Interest Funds, Designated Funds, Agency Endowment Funds, and Scholarship Funds.

The following are component funds of The Community Foundation. Some funds honor an individual or the memory of a loved one, while other funds are created by living donors and bear their names. Several nonprofit organizations have established endowment funds while others are the recipients of designated funds. Component funds of The Community Foundation can accomplish virtually any kind of charitable activity.

Unrestricted Funds:

  • Community Action Fund/Unrestricted Operating Fund
  • Community Foundation Board Designated Unrestricted Fund
  • Create A Smile Fund
  • Student Benefit Fund – Comfort ISD
  • Student Benefit Fund – Center Point ISD
  • Student Benefit Fund – Fredericksburg ISD
  • Student Benefit Fund – Hunt ISD
  • Student Benefit Fund – Kerrville ISD
  • Student Benefit Fund – Ingram ISD
  • TCF Pass Thru Fund
  • Trustee’s Achievement Fund

 

Agency Endowment Funds:

  • ANF @ The Community Foundation
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Texas Hill Country Endowment Fund
  • Choose Life Endowed Fund
  • Christian Assistance Ministry Fund
  • Christian Assistance Ministry Maintenance Fund
  • Comfort Golden Age Center Foundation, Inc.
  • Comfort Public Library Fund, Inc. Board Designated Trust Fund
  • Families & Literacy, Inc.
  • Former Texas Rangers Foundation
  • Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club Charity Endowment Fund
  • Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation Foundation Fund
  • Friends of the Leakey Library Association Endowment
  • Gillespie County Child Services Board, Inc.
  • Gillespie County Historical Society, Inc. Fund
  • HCDJLSA, Inc. Chartier-DryDock/Kralovetz Fund
  • HCDJLSA, Inc. Scholarship Fund
  • Hill Country Community Needs Council Investment Fund
  • Hill Country Rehabilitation House, Inc.
  • Hill Country University Center Fund
  • Hill Country Youth Orchestras Endowed Fund
  • Humane Society of Kerrville Endowment Fund
  • KPAS Endowment Fund
  • Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Agency Fund
  • Kerr County YMCA Cailloux Foundation Endowment Fund
  • Kerr County YMCA Charles E. & Eleanor T. Gingrich Trust Endowment
  • Mike Scovel Children’s Fund
  • Riverside Nature Center Fund
  • Sara Hickman Children’s Fund
  • Special Opportunity Center Fund
  • Symphony of the Hills Talent Development Fund
  • The Good Samaritan Center Building Maintenance Endowment Fund
  • The Good Samaritan Center Operational Endowment Fund
  • The Museum of Western Art Endowment Trust Fund
  • THE Pregnancy Resource Center Fund
  • Tom Moore Endowment
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of the Hill Country Agency Fund
  • Zion Lutheran Church Endowment Fund

 

Scholarship Funds:

  • A.D. Abramson Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Avie Teltschik Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Bettie Sue Dunn Cummings Scholarship Fund
  • Betty Jane Bell Kerr County Beef Scholarship Fund
  • Captain Mark Tyler Voss Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Carl and Lerlene Hamilton Oehler Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Charlene Spaulding Vocational Scholarship
  • Danette Honesto Scholarship Program Fund
  • Ethel Cravey Voigt Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Felix Fisher/George Holekamp Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Frederick Carl Hawkins Endowed Educational Scholarship Fund
  • Friends & Faculty of Ingram High School Fund
  • Ginger Fikes Scholarship Fund
  • Harold Duke Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Harper Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund
  • Harper PTO Scholarship Fund
  • Joshua Tyree Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Kiwanis Club of Kerrville Scholarship Fund
  • Linda Baumann Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Louella W. Beazley Trust Fund
  • Mary Lou Berry Scholarship Fund
  • Mike Gingrich Memorial Scholarship FundMiriam E. Kay Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Ralph Latimer Memorial Youth Scholarship Fund
  • Rhett Urban Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Roy Burney Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Setnan Family Scholarship Fund
  • Sierra Phillips-Hess Memorial Scholarship
  • THCDA Bradley Bernhard Memorial Scholarship
  • The Frantzen-Rinker Business Scholarship
  • Trixie D. Sample and Ida V. Mosby Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Tyson C. Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Wayne Kennemer Scholarship Fund

 

Donor Advised Funds:

  • 5 A Family Charitable Fund
  • Anonymous Fund 1
  • Anonymous Fund 3
  • Betty Jane Bell Kerr County Livestock Fund
  • Branyon Family Fund
  • Brenda & Bryant Williams Family Fund
  • Bruce & Beth Johnson Charitable Fund
  • Carolyn Redditt Henderson Fund
  • Children’s Education Fund
  • Christian/Giles Charitable Fund
  • Donna L. Schloss Fund
  • Doug & Sue Whinnery Family Fund
  • Doyle W. Smith Donor Advised Fund
  • Elizabeth and Mike Hughes Fund
  • Eva P. Smith Fund
  • Foy Family Fund
  • Frankie Casseb Youth Literacy Club Fund
  • Friendly Innovation Fun
  • Hill Country Historical Foundation
  • Idlewild Fund
  • Jeff & Debbie Giles Charitable Fund
  • Kathleen Camp Casper & David R. Lackey Philanthropy Fund
  • KLO Family Fund
  • Laura Pfiester Schmidt Fund
  • Lindsay & Lucille Duff Fund
  • Marilyn and A.C. Schwethelm Family Fund
  • Marj Nicholson Memorial Fund
  • Michael & Michelle Weberpal Charitable Fund
  • McKeon Family Fund
  • Men’s Breakfast Club Youth Activities Fund
  • Paul Urban Charitable Giving Fund
  • Stumbo Family Charitable Giving Fund
  • Sullivan Family Fund
  • The Andrew Hagelstein Memorial Fund
  • The Longacre Charitable Fund
  • The Setnan Family Fund
  • Voy & Elizabeth Althaus Charitable Fund
  • Weekley Family Charitable Fund

 

Field of Interest Funds:

  • Frederick Carl Hawkins Endowed Camp Scholarship Fund
  • Ingram's First Thursday Group Fund
  • Kathleen Scott Memorial Fund
  • Kerr County Disaster Relief Fund
  • Perry & Ruby Stevens Field of Interest Fund

 

Donor Designated Funds:

  • Airhart Memorial Fund
  • Austin & Ashley Hudler Charitable Giving Fund
  • Becky’s Hope Fund
  • Charles Smayda Fund for TLC
  • Charles W. Boenker Memorial Scholarship
  • Christian Evangelism Fund
  • Comfort Area Foundation Fund
  • Denyse Watkins Memorial Fund for Charis Hills
  • Dr. Alice Virginia White Foundation Fund
  • Ernest E. Sample Designated Fund
  • Hill Country University Center Endowment Fund
  • Hill Country University Center - Friends of the Gillespie County Country Schools Endowment Fund
  • Hill Country University Center - Rotary District 5840 Endowed Fund
  • Hill Country University Center - Texas Lions Camp Endowment
  • Hill Country Youth Ranch Arts Center Restoration Fund
  • James Avery & F. O'Neil Griffin Endowment for the Benefit of Families & Literacy, Inc.
  • Kerrville Perpetual Care Cemetery Association
  • Luise Livingston Endowment Fund
  • M.E. Holdsworth Library Fund
  • Mark W. Robertson Fund
  • Nonprofit Campus Endowment Fund
  • Pedernales Animal Welfare Society Endowment Fund
  • Rebecca & Foss McCracken Emergency Maintenance Fund for Notre Dame Church & School
  • Spaulding-Hubble Management Trust Designated Fund
  • St. Joseph’s Halle Restoration and Maintenance Fund
  • Sue J. Birdsong Fund
  • The Fredericksburg Dog Park Association Endowment Fund
  • Unitarian Universalist Church Fund
  • VistaCare Hospice Lecture Series Fund