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Field of Interest Funds

Support Your Passions.

What is a Field of Interest Fund?

Field of interest endowment funds are established by donors who wish to provide support for a specific charitable area or purpose. The Community Foundation then makes grants to the most appropriate and effective organizations within that area of interest whether it is the elderly, children, education, healthcare, the arts, or even a particular geographic area.

Key Benefits

  • Easy: Our experienced staff will work with you to create a charitable fund that carries out your unique charitable goals. We make supporting your philanthropic passions easy.
  • Flexible: After you establish your fund, you may add to it at any time, and you can utilize online access to monitor your fund and recommend grants 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
  • Personal: Your fund will reflect the causes and organizations you care about most in our community. We’ll make sure to capture your vision for the fund and award grants to the most effective organizations within your specified  field of interest.
  • Efficient: The Community Foundation handles all of the administrative tasks associated with achieving your philanthropic goals – from investment options to tracking your gifts and grants and sending you a quarterly statement of activity.

CONSIDER A FIELD OF INTEREST FUND IF YOU:

Have a specific area of interest that you are passionate about wanting to support.


Want to support the evolving needs and opportunities for a variety of nonprofits focused on your broad area of interest.


Trust the expertise of the Community Foundation to determine the most appropriate recipients for grants that match your philanthropic interests.

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Getting Started is Easy.

You can create a field of interest fund for a minimum of $10,000 with gifts of cash, stock, or other assets. Our knowledgeable staff can help you set up your fund to ensure your philanthropic goals will be met.

More questions? Just call Alison Gerardot at 260-969-3313 (or send an email ) and we’ll be happy to help!

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Why Give?

You come to the Community Foundation with a unique vision and passionate reason for giving. Our passion is to make your charitable goals a reality.

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