Because of their flexibility and simplicity, Donor Advised Funds are a popular way for individuals and families to actively engage in philanthropy and support nonprofits in their communities. Donors are able to direct their giving according to their values and interests.
A Scholarship Fund is meaningful way for individuals, families, nonprofits, or businesses to invest in the educational pursuits of the next generation. Scholarship funds can be set up to support a wide variety of needs, including promoting a certain career or industry, needs-based, merit-based, or in memory of a loved one.
A Field of Interest Fund supports a specific area of concern that you, as a donor, care about deeply. You identify an area of charitable need – as broad or as narrow as you define – and the Community Foundation of San Joaquin leverages its extensive grantmaking experience and knowledge of the community’s needs to carry out your chartable desires by implementing a custom grantmaking strategy.
Establishing a Business Advised Fund is an easy, effective, and efficient way for business, big or small, to give back to their community. Businesses can receive a charitable tax donation to the extent allowed, then invest the fund’s contributions, and over time, grow the fund and direct their giving according to their values and interests.
A Fiscal Sponsorship Fund allows an unincorporated organization (the “Fundholder”) to operate as a 501(c)(3) organization under the umbrella of the Community Foundation of San Joaquin (the “Foundation”). As your Fiscal Sponsor, the Foundation becomes the tax-exempt organization that allows you to receive charitable contributions from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies that may not otherwise be available to you. Under the supervision of the Foundation, these contributions are used exclusively for charitable purposes. The Foundation also provides back office services to your organization (e.g. acknowledgement of tax-deductible donations, invoice payments, bookkeeping and IRS reporting requirements).<