Thanks to options available at community foundations, informed and effective charitable giving is easier than ever before. Thousands of donors have established or supported funds with the Community Foundation. Some donors are famous, others unknown. Some are very wealthy, others simply secure. Diverse as they may be, each has found a home for their charitable legacies at the Princeton Area Community Foundation. Here are a few reasons why:

It’s Simple

Creating a fund, or adding to an existing fund, is quick and easy and can be accomplished with a variety of gifts: cash, appreciated securities, real estate, closely held stock, insurance, a work of art, or any other asset that carries no unusual liability. You may also donate online. Funds can also be created through a will or bequest. Sample bequest language and Legacy Society information is available here.

Funds Are Flexible

Your fund can be tailored to fit your particular charitable vision or the various interests of family members. If you wish, your gift can be unrestricted, to be used by the community foundation to meet the greatest needs in the community now and in the future.

Funds Can Be Directed

You can designate a particular organization within your area of interest, name a specific community to be supported, or create a scholarship in memory of a loved one. You can also establish a fund that allows you to be more actively involved by suggesting grants from it whenever you choose.

Funds Bring You Benefits

No matter the size of your fund, every donor enjoys the benefits and services of the Foundation. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Funds are pooled together and invested for maximum stability and return. Activities are overseen by a board made up of some of the most distinguished and capable leaders in Mercer County. And you can tap the knowledge of our community programs team experts in charitable giving, community needs, and the nonprofit sector—to help guide your individual grantmaking.

» Learn more about the options available at the Community Foundation and how a charitable fund could work for you