Bridging people who care with causes that matter

It all starts with you: What do you care about?  What do you want to accomplish?

Whether you are a donor, advisor, or nonprofit, we can help you achieve your goals!

"Wealth is not new. Neither is charity. But the idea of using private wealth imaginatively, constructively, and systematically to attack the fundamental problems of mankind IS new."                                                           --John Gardner

Recent Thoughts

Devan Gagliardo
Devan Gagliardo

New: Women’s Giving Circle May 8th!

Please click here to read the details!

Devan Gagliardo
Devan Gagliardo

Kids these days aren’t like people say they are

 

Click here to read Devan’s opinion about today’s Young Philanthropists!

Julianne Buck
Julianne Buck

Scholarship tip:

It’s that time of year when high school seniors fill out scholarship applications and get asked all sorts of questions about their high school career.

TIP: Start a log freshman year and track awards, compliments from teachers, volunteer activities, leadership roles, extracurricular such as sports, band, and speech team, plus activities outside of school such as church and Scouts, and any jobs, whether they received a W-2, mowed lawns, or babysat. All of these activities bring experience beyond grades!

Devan Gagliardo
Devan Gagliardo

New – “online” and “paper fillable” grant applications!

If you are an organization wanting to apply for a grant, please click here

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Julianne Buck
Julianne Buck

What’s a “Grudge Match”??

A “Grudge Match” brings charitable dollars into Grundy County.

Click here to read more and see the drivers and charities who won!

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    Philanthropists

    Anyone can be a philanthropist.  Let us show you how!

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    Nonprofits

    Does your organization provide services in Grundy County?  If so, please consider applying for a grant.

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    Advisors

    Attorneys, CPAs, wealth managers...let us help you help your clients fulfill their charitable goals!

Click on an acorn to the right or left to learn more about what we can do for you!

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    About Us

    Who we are, where we've been, and where we're going!

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    Community Impact

    Only through stakeholder collaborations can true impact occur.  See who we hang out with and why!

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    Projects

    Things we're doing to improve the quality of life in Grundy County!

Funds...designed by you

Do you have a passion for a particular charity or cause?  Do you want to leave a legacy?  Did you have a high income year and are looking for a tax offset?  Regardless of your reasons, we can help you design a fund that meets your needs and charitable goals.

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Donor Advised Funds

Our most flexible fund.  Give now, take the immediate tax deduction, and grant to any U.S.-based nonprofit whenever you choose.

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Designated Funds

You tell us your favorite charity and we automatically send them annual grants.  One and done!

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Field of Interest Funds

Like-minded donors pooling their money for collective impact.  Fine arts, education, historic preservation...the possibilities are endless!

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Scholarship Funds

Students of all ages can use help entering and completing their education.  Tell us your ideas and we'll handle the rest!

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Agency Endowments

Like your personal IRA, nonprofits can set up endowments to forever produce annual income for operations.

"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

-- Warren Buffett

Endowment

By making your fund permanent, it will grow over time and make annual grants...forever.

Any donor-designed fund can be endowed.  What a great way to leave a legacy!

Click here to learn more

QUESTION:

Can your heirs get by with just 95% of your estate?
If so, please consider leaving just 5% of your estate to a donor-designed fund here at the Community Foundation of Grundy County.
Design now.  Fund later.  Give forever.

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."                            --Theodore Roosevelt