How We Support Donors

Start Your Fund

Establishing your own fund at the Charlotte Community Foundation is an easy way to ensure that your charitable goals are met — almost as if you’re creating your own private foundation, though without all the administrative hassles.

Starting a fund does not require great wealth but does offer numerous benefits:

  • Your giving is managed for you
  • Anonymity if you choose
  • Immediate tax benefits and your fund grows tax-free
  • Ongoing support to your favorite organizations
  • You choose how, when and how much to give

When you choose to invest in the future, you want to work with an organization that knows the community. Charlotte Community Foundation leaders — all invested in the community themselves — are here to help you ensure that your charitable giving will achieve maximum results and be used wisely. We can offer our expertise to help you develop your plan for how your funds are distributed through a Donor Advised Fund or you can rely on us to address the community’s most pressing challenges of the day through our Community Fund. Whatever your goals, we’re sure there’s a fund model for you.