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Become a Donor

Stark Community Foundation offers a variety of fund options to help meet your charitable goals. From Donor Advised Funds (which allow you to engage in active grantmaking) to Community Charitable Funds (which rely on the Foundation's knowledge of the community for grantmaking decisions), our funds allow you to choose your level of participation. Create your legacy at Stark Community Foundation.

Donor Advised Fund

These hands-on funds are ideal for those wanting to give to multiple organizations and programs throughout the year

Consider a Donor Advised Fund if you…

  • Want to manage all of your giving from one account
  • Wish to give to multiple organizations and programs
  • Want the flexibility to support local nonprofit organizations
  • Value the freedom to support the causes you care about
  • Are a business entity that wants to streamline your giving
  • Have a minimum of $10,000 to donate

Open your Donor Advised Fund today!

Designated Fund

Allows donors to create a fund that continuously makes grants to their favorite charities without any extra effort by donors.

Consider a Designated Fund if you…

  • Seek to create a legacy of support for your favorite causes
  • Want to avoid administrative hassles of charitable giving - from keeping receipts for tax records to simply sending a check regularly
  • Want to support specific organizations regularly and in perpetuity
  • Have a minimum of $10,000 to donate

Field of Interest Fund

Offers you the opportunity to support evolving needs and a variety of nonprofits focused on your broad area of interest.

Consider a Field of Interest Fund if you…

  • Have a specific area of interest you would like to support
  • Want to learn more about other nonprofit organizations in our community offering programs and initiatives in your chosen field of interest
  • Believe in the research and community evaluation processes of Stark Community Foundation to determine needs and effectiveness of nonprofit programs
  • Have a minimum of $10,000 to donate

Organization Endowment

Ideal choice if you want to protect the longevity and legacy of a specific nonprofit organization.

Consider a Organization Endowment Fund if you…

  • Are a nonprofit organization with an IRS 501(c)(3) status
  • Want to support the growth and stability of your organization
  • Seek to demonstrate security and vision to leverage current funding opportunities for your nonprofit organization
  • Are eager to increase investment efficiencies. Funds at Stark Community Foundation are pooled to receive maximum return and lower fees
  • Seek a relatively constant source of annual income
  • Want to provide an organized and accessible opportunity for donors to contribute to your organization
  • Have a minimum of $10,000 to donate

Community Charitable Fund

Allows us to have the greatest impact on the changing needs in our community.

Consider a Community Charitable Fund if you…

  • Seek to support the changing needs in the community
  • Believe in the research and community evaluation processes of Stark Community Foundation to determine needs and effectiveness of nonprofit programs
  • Want to foster the mission and vision of local nonprofits

Future Fund

Offers donors who would like to have a fund at the Foundation the option to establish an account which will grow to a permanent fund.

Consider a Future Fund if you…

  • Are committed to creating a fund at Stark Community Foundation
  • Want the flexibility to make donations over a period of time
  • For tax purposes, prefer to stagger your donations

Scholarship Fund

Allows donors the opportunity to help students pursue their educational dreams in a variety of ways.

Consider a Scholarship Fund if you…

  • Want to support educational opportunities, an educational institution, or course of study
  • Want help with establishing the scholarship process
  • Want to honor or memorialize a loved one
  • Want to invest in the future leadership of our community
  • Have a minimum of $25,000 to donate

Supporting Foundation

Offers a flexible philanthropic option for individuals, families, and businesses who want to invest significant resources in the community.

Consider a Supporting Foundation if you…

  • Want to create a unique foundation to fulfill your charitable goals
  • Want to involve multiple generations in giving
  • Desire greater autonomy and identity than a component fund of Stark Community Foundation
  • Would like support in the day-to-day management of your philanthropy
  • Demand simplicity, ease, and attention to detail
  • Have a minimum of $500,000 to donate

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