Memorial Funds

When faced with a personal loss, family and friends often want a thoughtful way of honoring the memory of someone for whom they care deeply. Establishing a memorial fund offers a way for you to turn memorial gifts into a lasting legacy in your loved one's name.

Once the fund is established you have up to six months from the date of the first gift to reach the minimum amount for your chosen fund type. For amounts less than the minimum, the community foundation can work with you to identify an appropriate nonprofit to receive memorial fund contributions directly.


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