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We invite you to learn more about The Community Foundation for Carver County.

For more information, please contact (952) 250-5138, e-mail: info@carvercounty


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Types of Funds Available

There are many Types of Funds available for you to choose from:

Unrestricted Funds offer the broadest giving option, allowing dollars to be used for grantmaking, operations and special projects.  This fund provides the most flexibility in meeting the ever-changing needs of our community.

Field of Interest Funds create grants that support a targeted population, a particular area of interest or a particular geographic area.

Donor Advised Funds allow donors to actively participate in the grantmaking process.

Scholarship Funds allow donors to invest in the community's future by supporting education.  You may define guidelines for candidacy, the advisory committee, the school and the award itself.

Designated Funds let you support specific organizations while we make sure that grants to these groups remain relevant over time and responsive to changing circumstances.

Agency Funds are established by nonprofit organizations to provide income to them or as a pass-through fund.  We handle all administrative and investment responsibilities, freeing the organization to pursue its charitable mission.

Fiscal Sponsorship Funds are established by local groups addressing a particular need or project.  In this case, the project operates under the umbrella of the Foundation's nonprofit 501 (c) (3) designation.  This allows contributions to be tax-deductible and the project to focus on its mission:

Operating Funds are used to address the operational needs of the Foundation itself, so that it can continue to run effectively and be an asset to the community in addressing needs now and in the future.  Strong and early operational support is needed to create an organization that is sustainable for the long-term benefit of Carver County.  Please join our growing list of Founders Society members who have chosen to support our development.  It is through the investment of many that our Foundation will be successful. 

To contribute to an existing fund or inquire about establishing your own charitable fund, please contact 952-250-5138.

How to Start a Fund

Ways to Give


Ph: (952) 250-5138 | E-mail: info@carvercountyfoundation.org | P.O. Box 468, Chanhassen, MN 55317 | For Staff