Funds Under $25,000

If you’re interested in making a charitable gift, but aren’t yet in a position to start a new, named fund, here are some options:

Acorn Society

Acorn Society members “plant a seed” that will grow into a tree. The positive and lasting impact happens in the future, once the fund is large enough to make distributions. Acorn Society members agree to:

  • grow the fund to at least $25,000 within two years or less
  • select a name for the fund
  • agree that no disbursements will be made from the fund until it reaches $25,000

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Field of Interest Funds

Another way to create impact is a gift to one or more of the 20 “Field of Interest” funds. These funds support education, health and human services, recreation, the arts, agriculture, environmental and historic preservation and much more. Impact is greater when many come together – and that’s what Field of Interest funds accomplish. Search Field of Interest funds.

Leave A Legacy

What are your charitable dreams? Do you desire to positively impact Frederick County for generations to come? The Community Foundation can work with you to answer your questions and ensure that your philanthropic intentions are honored long past your lifetime, through a planned gift. And, a fund may be started with less than $25,000 if a planned gift has been made to benefit the fund in the future.

Click here to view or download sample bequest language for estate planning use.

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