Opening a Donor Advised Fund allows you to make a gift to your community foundation, then remain actively involved in suggesting uses for your gift.

How it works

  • You make a gift to your community foundation—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 our 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).
  • Your gift can be placed into an endowment that is invested over time. Earnings from your fund are used to make grants addressing community needs.
  • Your gift—and all future earnings from your gift—is a permanent source of community capital, helping to do good work forever.

For more information on opening a Donor Advised Fund, please contact Nikki McComsey at or 719-389-1251.

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Start a FundPeople choose the Pikes Peak Community Foundation as their philanthropic partner because we offer a range of flexible options to serve every donor and almost every interest.

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We offer flexibility and provide maximum tax benefits for your donations.  Find out more about the numerous ways to give.


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