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Types of Funds

People 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.

When you create a charitable fund within the Community Foundation, you create an enduring legacy that reflects your charitable values far into the future. The Pikes Peak Community Foundation provides you with several plans to accomplish your goals.

donor-advisor-fundDonor Advised Funds serve as a flexible alternative to a private or family foundation. You can recommend grants to nonprofit organizations from this type of named fund, with the Foundation having fiduciary authority for these distributions. Donor advised funds allow individuals and families to play an active role in their ongoing charitable giving.

designated-fundsDesignated Funds are designed to reflect the specific interests of a donor. Grant distributions can be targeted for specific nonprofit organizations, geographic areas, or specific populations.

supporting-organizationsSupporting Organizations, also called a “foundation within a foundation,” serve as another alternative to a private or family foundation.

infinityUnrestricted Funds provide the greatest flexibility for the Community Foundation to respond quickly and thoughtfully to community needs as they change over time. Funds can carry your name or a family name in perpetuity.

heartMemorial or Honorary Funds help establish a way to honor or remember significant people in our lives.

scholarshipScholarship Funds can provide students with various opportunities to advance their education.

Starting a Fund is Really Simple

Contact Nikki McComsey, Director of Donor Services, or call 719.389.1251 to receive a copy of the 2-page application.

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