5 Simple Steps

Select type of fund you wish to create.

Contribute gifts of cash, stock, or other assets.

Choose an investment option to maximize your granting impact.

Recommend grants to your favorite charities.

Manage your online fund.

Types of Funds at the Foundation

Donor Advised Funds

When you want to maximize tax benefits and retain flexibility to support your favorite charitable organizations.

A Donor Advised Fund allows donors and their families to actively participate in grantmaking. Children and grandchildren can be introduced to a legacy of giving through a Donor Advised Fund that can be invested for growth to maximize granting power. Families enjoy an unmatched level of personal service and community expertise by opening a Donor Advised Fund at the Foundation.

Fund for Louisville

When you want to meet the most pressing needs of the community, but are not sure of the best way to go about it.

With a gift to the Fund for Louisville, you can entrust the Foundation to respond to the ever-evolving needs and opportunities in our community today and forever. You can make an impact today and know that decades from now the Foundation staff will have its finger on the pulse of the community and ensure the most pressing needs are being met to maintain a vibrant community.

Designated Funds

When you want to support specific charitable organizations in perpetuity.

A Designated Fund is an endowed fund that supports one or more charities. Specific nonprofit organizations that support the causes that you are most passionate about can receive a gift in your name forever through a Designated Fund.

Field of Interest Funds

When you want to focus your charitable giving on an area of concern that is meaningful to you.

The Community Foundation makes grants to the most appropriate and effective organizations within an area of interest such as the arts, education, human services, or a particular geographic area.

Charitable Checking Funds

When you want to simplify and organize your charitable giving.

The Charitable Checking Fund gives you the greatest flexibility to support the causes and organizations you care about most. With no minimum to open, no minimum balance to maintain, and no fee associated with this type of fund, it is a great way to organize your philanthropy.

Scholarship Funds

When you want to establish a scholarship to support others in achieving their academic dreams.

Scholarship Funds can be customize to support an area of study, particular school, recipient profiles and a host of other criteria to meet the donor’s intent. A Scholarship Fund is a wonderful way to honor a loved one. We handle the administration of the fund, including application and selection processes, with as much or as little donor involvement as desired.

African American Legacy Fund

When you want to support the proud tradition of philanthropic giving in the African American community.

The African American Legacy Fund is a collection of endowment and charitable checking funds established to encourage other African Americans in their philanthropic giving.

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Heather Cash, JD
Heather Cash, JD »
Vice President Development & Stewardship
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Jennifer Fust-Rutherford, JD
Jennifer Fust-Rutherford, JD »
Director of Gift Planning
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