Making an Impact Beyond Your Generation

Did you know that a charitable investment is more than just a one-time investment? It is a way to donate and improve Fayette County in perpetuity. We know that philanthropy is found in Fayette County, but we also know our community is full of individuals who see the big picture. Special people in our community see a bigger and brighter future for all of Fayette County. They want their children and their children’s children to continue growing up in the community that they love.   

What if we told you that you could have a role in impacting the future of Fayette County 50 or even 100 years from now? It’s true! Charitable investment is how our donors make a difference for years. The best part is you don’t have to have a huge lump sum of money to donate, and everyone is welcome to give a gift to our existing funds to increase their impact and learn more. Read on to find out how you can create change in Fayette County far into the future.   

Charitable Giving is for Forward Thinkers 

Charitable investments are for those who can think far into the future. There are many worthy projects and organizations in Fayette County that need the support of our community. Our job is to ensure that those projects and organizations are supported for years under the direction of our donors and board.   

Is there an organization you are passionate about and want to see thrive? You may want to consider creating an endowment at the Foundation. Our donors have the opportunity to establish endowments that support their favorite organizations in perpetuity. Of course, these organizations must meet our guidelines, and not all organizations are eligible. If you are interested in brightening the future of a charitable organization, contact us today!   

Are you passionate about a specific career field and would like to see more students pursuing that path? Incentive them with a scholarship! Your donation could be the extra boost that a prospective college student needs to afford tuition or housing. This donation doesn’t just help one student; it helps at least one student every single year. Learn more about starting a scholarship fund.   

Your Donation Could Benefit Your Great-Grandchildren 

We just listed two examples of how your donation makes a difference for the foreseeable (and unforeseeable!) future, but it’s not just helping Fayette County. These funds help your loved ones. Often, we hear people talking about how our community could improve and the things that need to change to make that happen. But many people don’t realize that they also have the ability to do something about it.   

Funds contributed to an already established endowment or the creation of a new one changes our community for the better. We accept donations of all sizes, such as small monthly recurring gifts to an established endowment, large funds to start new endowments, and gifts of grain. Regardless of how you choose to give, Fayette County is better because of your generous contributions.   

Choosing which path, you want to take when it comes to endowments can be difficult. That is why we created our endowment flowchart. It’s an easy way to help you decide which endowment works the best for you. Get more information about our endowments and access to our endowment flowchart here.   

Start Talking to Your Financial Advisor 

If you are interested in donating to the Fayette Community Foundation, we would suggest beginning with speaking to your financial advisor and tax preparer. We know that each of our donors has a fantastic financial team they rely on to guide them through big financial decisions.   

We can be a part of that financial team regarding charitable investments. We are the experts when it comes to endowments, which is why it is essential that we are a part of your charitable giving planning. As stewards of your funds, we will ensure that your wishes for the funds are followed and that all laws and guidelines are met. Speaking of procedures, it is essential to note that we must follow all federal and state policies and regulations, and we will honor each of our donors’ wishes in accordance with these rules. 

Get More Information 

Now that you know more about making an impact beyond your generation in Fayette County, consider making a one-time or recurring donation toward an existing fund by clicking here. We are dedicated to investing in and supporting our residents from cradle to career by connecting donors and nonprofit agencies. We help strengthen nonprofit agencies to better respond to community needs with financial support and capacity-building programs by providing grants from our unrestricted endowment and discretionary funds as well as from donor-advised funds.    

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