We Maximize the Impact of Your Charitable Giving
When you are ready to make a difference through the Community Foundation, we invite you to meet with our knowledgeable staff to help you identify and connect with what you care about most. We help people make an impact with their philanthropy and grow their charitable legacies:
We’ll help you through these simple steps:
Create Your Legacy | Think about what matters most to you. Whether your interests are broad or narrow, you can support them through the Community Foundation.
Decide What to Give | We accept a variety of assets including cash, appreciated securities, real estate, life insurance, and retirement plan assets. Please see Plan Your Philanthropy for more information on the types of gifts accepted.
Choose a Type of Charitable Fund | Our expert staff will help you choose from our menu of charitable funds. We offer donor-advised funds, designated funds, scholarship funds, area-of-interest funds, unrestricted funds, and more.
Decide When to Give | You can establish a charitable fund today to give to the community during your lifetime. Or perhaps you’d like to defer your gifts through your estate plans. Or both!
Witness the Impact | Once your charitable fund is established, the Community Foundation will help you monitor its growth and its impact on the community.
Gifts to the Community Foundation can be made in a variety of ways for a variety of purposes. Giving to the Foundation can be as simple as making a cash gift, in any amount, to one of the existing funds of the Foundation or as sophisticated as donating appreciated property to establish several different funds tailored to fit your philanthropic goals.
The Community Foundation’s staff is pleased to work with you to explore all of your options for philanthropy and choose those that work best for you. Take a look at the many flexible options we offer then see the many types assets we accept as you plan your philanthropy.
Lehigh Valley Community Foundation has a promise for you…
We CONNECT you to community needs by providing a highly personalized and effective approach to philanthropy.
We GROW a stronger community by helping you fulfill your charitable vision and grow a charitable legacy.
We FUND nonprofits and partner in the community to improve the quality of life in our region as a trusted and respected grantmaker.
ASK CARRIE | If you would like more information on starting a fund at LVCF, our Family Legacy Fund, or our Impact Services can benefit you and the community. And she’ here to help with any questions about the MyFund Portal.