Become a Donor

Thinking about joining our family of donors? Establishing your own named charitable fund doesn't require great wealth, and it’s surprisingly easy to do.  

Advantages of Starting a Fund

Easy, flexible, and tax-smart, while helping you support the causes that mean the most to you. >MORE

Donor Services

We offer all of our donors a full range of services, from investment management and quarterly financial reporting to educational forums on philanthropy and guidance on how to be an effective giver. >MORE

Philanthropic Advisory Services

Let our expert staff help you make the most of your giving. >MORE

Types of Funds

Learn more about our 7 fund types, tailored to meet your personal goals for giving. >MORE

Options for Giving

Create or add to your fund from a wide variety of sources -- life insurance, real estate, annuities, bequests, trusts and more. >MORE

Investment Options and Investment Committee

Our 4 investment options are designed to grow your fund and expand your charitable giving. Our Investment Committee members are experts in asset management. >MORE

Fee Structure

All advised funds are charged an appropriate allocation of direct and indirect expenses attributable to the administration of component funds, this deduction contributing to The Community Foundation's mission to meet the compelling charitable needs of Metropolitan Washington.  >MORE


We answer the most commonly asked questions here. >MORE

For More Information

Starlet Hunter
Director, Corporate and Financial Services