Donor Advised Funds

A personal approach to giving.

Donor Advised Funds are convenient, flexible tools for individuals, families, businesses, or groups who want to be personally involved in suggesting grant awards made possible by their gifts. If you have a range of community interest, you may find a Donor Advised Fund an ideal vehicle for fulfilling your charitable wishes.

How it works:

  • You make a gift to TCF — you can give cash, appreciated stocks, real estate, or other assets.
  • We set up a special fund in your name, in the name of your family or business, or in honor of any person or organization you choose.
  • You receive tax benefits in the year your gift is made.
  • You recommend uses for the fund — working with our professional program staff to support the causes and organizations you care about most.
  • Your recommendations are presented to the Community Foundation board for approval.
  • We handle all the administrative details and issue grants to charities in the name of the fund you establish (if you prefer, grants can be made anonymously).

Donor-Advised Grant Recommendations

Complete and submit the following form or print and email the Donor-Advised Grant Recommendation Form (PDF) to Andrea Reinhart. A minimum grant size of $250 is suggested for all grants made from Donor Advised Funds.


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Donor Advised Recommendation Form

A minimum grant size of $250 is suggested for all grants made from Donor Advised Funds.

Electronic Signature

Enter your full name in the above field. This will act as your electronic signature approving this grant recommendation.