FUNDS – Create a Fund

Why give through the Community Foundation? We offer permanence, expertise, convenience and flexibility. Starting a charitable fund at the Foundation is easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Contact Michael Trench, Executive Director at (815) 744-9223 to discuss your charitable goals.
  2. To establish a named fund, make an initial contribution of at least $10,000
  3. Determine your charitable goals and fund purpose, name the fund and sign a two-page fund agreement.

Why You Should Choose the Community Foundation?

The Community Foundation administers charitable funds for individuals, corporations, area organizations, and for special community projects.  Many of these funds are “endowment funds” which are structured to serve their charitable purpose(s) in perpetuity.  Other funds are “pass-thru funds” which are temporary charitable vehicles that close upon the fulfillment of their purposes.  There are solid reasons why donors choose to entrust their charitable dollars with us.

Have Questions?

Have Questions?

If you have questions about how we can help you reach your charitable goals contact:

Jane Tyschenko
Program Associate
The Community Foundation of 
Will County


We work with donors to simplify their planning, maximize their generosity, and lessen tax burdens.


We work with Professional Advisors to enhance their services to clients.


We work closely with Not-for-Profit agencies, grassroots organizations, and community stakeholders.