Why Private Foundations Use Us

The Community Foundation provides local expertise.

Private foundations can tap into our advice, support and resources on community needs and local nonprofit organizations to help make Collier County a better place to live and work.

 

The Community Foundation provides grantmaking services.

Private foundations can tap into our existing infrastructure and professional staff, choosing from a menu of services. Or use a donor-advised fund to help make thoughtful grants. We manage staff.

 

The Community Foundation provides permanence.

Our permanence ensures continuity. Working with the Community Foundation, private foundations can preserve their identity and make future grants in their name in accordance with the original charitable intent.

 

The Community Foundation provides distribution benefits.

Working with the Community Foundation, private foundations can avoid mandatory payout decisions about grants at year-end.

 

The Community Foundation provides customized services.

Private foundations can create a charitable fund at the Community Foundation in parallel with the private foundation.  This helps avoid rallying family members to foundation meetings and ensures the founder’s philanthropic intent is carried on and recognized.