Choose a fund
Based on your goals and the giving experience you want to have, we can help you select the charitable fund that's right for you. There are many choices:
- Contribute to an existing fund, or start a fund of your own.
- Give now, or establish a fund as part of your estate plan.
- Create an endowed fund where the principal is never spent and earnings are used to make grants so the fund grows over time. Or, establish a temporary fund focused on present-day needs.
Funds are easy to establish, and Community Foundation staff manages the administrative details. Read about our investment policy.
Invest in an existing fund. Our Community Impact Funds pool resources from many givers to make gifts go further in making a big difference in the community.
Start your own donor advised fund. A donor advised fund offers a personalized approach to giving.
Launch your own donor advised foundation. A donor advised foundation allows you and multiple generations of your family to stay involved in your gift.
Invest in the Community Endowment. The Endowment is a permanent resource for Napa County nonprofit projects, offering grants to tackle the big challenges our community faces—now and many years from now.
Start a legacy fund. Most often established as part of a donor’s estate plan, a legacy fund supplies permanent support to a specific nonprofit, or to a broad field of interest, helping ensure the continued success of organizations or causes close to your heart.
Talk to us about charitable estate planning. An important part of our mission is to grow philanthropy in Napa County, so we’re always pleased to offer our perspective on planned gifts or major gifts—even if these gifts don’t involve the Community Foundation.