Types of Funds

As a public charity, the Hamilton Community Foundation offers donors the maximum charitable tax deduction permitted by law.

By establishing a donor-advised fund, donors can support favorite charities during their lifetime and beyond. The Community Foundation provides all the administrative support needed, connecting each donor to the resources and expertise of its experienced staff.

It may be advantageous for donors to make a current gift based on this year’s tax situation, and to determine grants from the fund in future years. Many of our donors add to their funds each year, recommend grants on a regular basis, and name the fund in their wills. We have significant experience with legacy giving through bequests, charitable remainder trusts and charitable lead trusts.

The following documents further explain the Foundation's charitable giving options: