Community Funds in
Northern Arizona

Charitable donations are collected in a Community Fund to serve a broad array of needs within a defined geographic area.

A savings account for the community

Community Funds are endowments, permanent funds in which the principal is invested, with a portion of the returns awarded locally as grants and scholarships. The Fund continues to grow forever, creating a permanent source of financial support for local needs.

Community Funds are developed by local residents and built with gifts from many people, corporations and service organizations. They are guided by a local steering committee that is empowered to award grants.

Creating a Community Fund

  • $25,000 minimum to establish the fund
  • $100,000 balance required before grants are awarded from the fund
  • A local steering committee that is committed to the fund's growth

Local support for nonprofit organizations

Several community funds serve Northern Arizona.