Types of Funds

Community Impact Funds 

Community Impact Funds (Undesignated Funds) offer the broadest giving option, allowing grant direction wherever our Board and staff determine the greatest community’s needs are. Grants from this Fund type support various grant programs at the Foundation, including the Community Needs Grants program. They are helping today and shaping tomorrow.

Field of Interest Funds

Field of Interest Funds provide support to a particular field or geographic area that is of interest to you.

Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds enable you, the donor, to recommend grants to eligible organizations.

Scholarship Funds

Scholarship Funds provide scholarship awards to students for continuing education. You may define guidelines for candidacy, the advisory committee, the school, and the field of study.

Designated Funds

Designated Funds provide support to specific and eligible organizations in the community. The Foundation ensures that grants to these groups remain relevant over time and are responsive to changing circumstances.

Pass Through Funds

Pass Through Funds support projects with the principal of the Fund eventually used up for the intended purpose.

Agency Funds

Nonprofit and public organizations create Agency Funds (Organizational Endowment Funds) to provide stable income to support their work. The Foundation handles all administrative and investment responsibilities, freeing the organization to pursue its charitable mission.

For questions or additional information on Fund types, please contact Executive Director Dan Templin at 815-748-5383 or dan@dekalbccf.org.