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.
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. (scroll down)