When to Give You may create your fund now, establish it in your will, or create it through a trust arrangement that could benefit your family as well as charity. Tax deductions are earned at the time of your gift, while grants awarded from your fund will continue into the future. What to Give Almost any kind of asset can be used to start your fund. We can also discuss options such as bequests, charitable remainder trusts, and charitable lead trusts. Click on this link to see different ways to give. Name Your Fund You may choose the name of your fund. You might choose a family name, which honors the family’s commitment to the community and encourages the next generation to continue that commitment. You might choose a name that describes your fund’s charitable purpose or provides inspiration. The name of your grant will be carried on with every grant awarded from your fund…forever. Choose a Type of Fund We offer a variety of fund types to meet our donors' different charitable interests. Click on this link to see the various types of funds. Consult Your Professional Advisor We always encourage you to consult your professional advisor when considering charitable gifts. We are committed to partnering with you and your advisor to best accomplish your wishes.