Types of Funds
The Richland County Foundation administers over 300 charitable funds that serve a variety of charitable purposes depending on the directions of the donor. The various fund types include both endowed funds and non-endowed funds to offer you flexibility.
Establish a Fund
Community Endowment or Unrestricted Funds offer the broadest options for charitable giving. These funds pool together large numbers of other gifts to support the ever-changing needs of our community. It is in effect, a charitable savings account that grows in value and serves our county today and tomorrow. Download an information sheet (.pdf)
Field of Interest Funds allow you the opportunity select specific interests within a broad area such as children’s programs, education, seniors, or aiding the homeless. Download an information sheet (.pdf)
Donor Advised Funds give you and your family the opportunity to make grant suggestions to favorite charities. Donor Advised Funds are a flexible and convenient alternative to a private foundation. It is also a way to keep charitable contributions anonymous, if you prefer. Download an information sheet (.pdf)
Designated Funds give you the opportunity to provide annual support to the charities you select. It offers the added benefit that if the organization(s) cease to exist, the Foundation has the responsibility to ensure that your original intent is met. Download an information sheet (.pdf)
Scholarship Funds provide grants to help financially deserving Richland County students obtain an undergraduate degree. Many donors have utilized scholarship funds to honor or memorialize a loved one. You may include additional guidelines for specific schools or fields of study. Download an information sheet (.pdf)
Agency Funds are established by charitable organizations and can be endowed or non-endowed. Sometimes these funds have received donations resulting from a community campaign. The agency benefits from the Foundation’s professional asset management, which allows the agency’s staff and board to focus on providing services to their constituents.
Contribute to an existing Special Focus Fund
Special Focus Funds. There are many funds established by the board of trustees that support a variety interests. They are Field of Interest Funds and have annual grant programs. Contributions of any size can be made directly to any of these funds. Our online donation form using your credit card is an easy and quick way to make a contribution.