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Donor Advised Funds at the Community Foundation

You recommend a grant, we do the paperwork and due diligence.  We offer personalized service and deep community knowledge – a true partner in philanthropy.


Three Reasons to use the Community Foundation for your donor-advised funds...

We as community foundations help donors do more with their philanthropy than they could do on their own.  

LVCF connects donors to giving opportunities through a variety of communications and donor events.  We host events that bring philanthropists together, such as the semi-annual Board of Associates meetings, issue-based events, and the annual Estate Planning Council seminar. 


Community Foundations are closely connected to their community, supporting their individual region's needs and the nonprofits in many ways, making CFs more like an active charity than the commercial platforms.  

LVCF has thoughtful and purposeful Foundation-directed grantmaking.  We are in the community learning about needs (staff meet with community and nonprofit leaders) and contributing to discussions (various staff members servie on Boards and Advisory Committee).  We build community partnerships, such as the Synergy Fund with the UWGLV and recent participation in the Rider Pool Fellowship for Collective Impact. 


Community Foundation donor-advised funds actively make grants to the community -- they do not sit dormant for long periods of time.  

LVCF's policy requires that donor-advised funds make grants at least once every three years.  In practice, we rarely find that a DAF is inactive.


ASK ERIKA | Ask me how the Community Foundation can help you and your clients create a lasting legacy and make a difference in the community....

Erika Riddle Petrozelli, CPA
President and CEO

840 West Hamilton Street, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18101
610 351-5353   Ext. 13 | Erika@lvcfoundation.org