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Create A Fund

Types of Funds

Our team is here to help match your vision for a thriving community with a philanthropic action plan.

We work closely with you to understand the causes you care about most to simplify your charitable giving strategy. 

Partnering with the Foundation, you gain access to our nonprofit expertise, build community connections, and have increased exposure to learning opportunities.

Types of funds

These funds allow you—and the people you name—to recommend grants and give you the flexibility to change the organizations you support through the years. We can make grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofits and other qualified organizations anywhere in the United States.

More than 130 scholarship funds currently help build a brighter future for our community. Scholarships may be either field of interest (to support students in specific communities or areas of study) or designated (for specific high schools or colleges or universities.)

These funds support critical needs in Abilene, as determined by our staff and Board of Trustees. The minimum gift to establish a named, unrestricted fund is $10,000.

These funds provide gifts in perpetuity to any qualified charitable organization you designate.

This is an appealing alternative to private foundations. A supporting organization has its own board, and qualifies for the preferential tax treatment afforded to community foundations. The purposes of a supporting organization must be compatible with the Community Foundation of Abilene, and a majority of its board (not necessarily its officers) must be appointed by the Foundation.

Nonprofit organizations and their donors create these funds to protect their charitable dollars and ensure a source of annual support for their programs and operations.

Contact Us

We're here to help.

With our nonprofit expertise, the Foundation can work alongside you to help create and implement a strategy to meet your philanthropic goals.

Contact us today to learn more about resources for donors and advisors. 

Stephanie DeLaGarza

Donor Relations Director

Katie Alford