An easy way to give
Hank and Beth Pearce were looking for a way to give back to their community. A friend, who had a donor advised fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, spoke highly of the benefits of giving through a community foundation. That referral led Hank and Beth to the Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County. Hank noted that setting up a donor advised fund through the Community Foundation was simple and required much less paperwork than setting up a private foundation. Hank also shared, “The Community Foundation worked with us to identify nonprofit organizations in our community that best aligned with our giving priorities.” Beth added, “Setting up a donor advised fund is an easy way to help our community.”
For those who may be interested in pursuing their philanthropy privately, giving through a community foundation provides an excellent opportunity for those donors to give anonymously.