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TYPES OF FUNDS

To establish your own fund, or for more information, please email or call us at 209-223-2148.

Amador Community Foundation has the ability to support causes benefitting a community need or resource while the organization proves viability and sustainability. With this security, the organizers can receive tax-deductible donations for their organization that will be granted through Amador Community Foundation for specific community purpose in partnership with smaller charitable organizations operating under our 501c3 nonprofit status.

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Amador Community Foundation holds growth-oriented funds where the donor has specified the fund’s assets be used for the benefit of one or more specific public charities. Options for grant distributions might include awards for excellence in specific areas, purchase of children’s books at local libraries or maintenance of gardens to name a few.  Annuities, Bequests, Endowments, Estate/Trust allocations and IRA disbursements make good tax-deferred options for giving for this purpose.

DISASTER & RECOVERY

Amador Community Foundation has the resources and expertise to immediately collaborate with expert agencies addressing urgent needs in Amador County and mitigating hazards from the effects of a disaster.

DONOR-ADVISED 

Amador Community Foundation holds these funds in support of community sustainability and eligible charitable recipients for grants from the specific donor-advised fund. Rather than establishing and managing the burdens of a private foundation, donors who want to involve their family in local charitable giving choose this option, to place their donor-advised fund with us.

FISCAL SPONSORSHIP 

Amador Community Foundation has the ability to support causes benefitting a community need or resource while the organization proves viability and sustainability. With this security, the organizers can receive tax-deductible donations for their organization that will be granted through Amador Community Foundation for specific community purpose in partnership with smaller charitable organizations operating under our 501c3 nonprofit status.

GIVING TUESDAY

Amador Community Foundation organizes a single day of annual giving on the 1st Tuesday after Thanksgiving benefitting eligible Amador County non-profit charitable programs during the one-day initiative to raise donations and matching funds for vital programs improving the quality of life in Amador County.

LEGACY

Amador Community Foundation believes leaving a legacy can start in your lifetime. It is all about living and caring about our community today. We hold growth-oriented funds to sustain ongoing community support for generations to come.  We are glad to work with your Estate Attorneys, Financial Planners, Insurance, and Charitable giving professionals.

SCHOLARSHIP 

Setting up a Scholarship Fund for a variety of disciplines can be a way to give back to your community or honor a loved one. Donors can choose to stay involved in an advisory role or name an advisory committee to assist in the selection of recipients. Our staff will handle the necessary paperwork and ensure scholarships are distributed in an equitable manner.

SPECIAL PROJECTS 

Short-term initiatives that serve a specific cause or community need may be fiscally managed by Amador Community Foundation as donations are collected and then granted in partnership with the defined charitable cause within a specified timeframe operating under our 501c3 nonprofit status.

We are delighted to talk with you about any questions you may have about the fund that’s right for you. To establish your own fund, or for more information, please email or call us at 209-223-2148.