Charitable Vehicles to Consider

  • Agency Endowment Funds:  are established by nonprofit organizations to serve as everlasting endowments.
  • Donor Advised Funds: allow donors to recommend grants from the funds they have established.
  • Field of Interest Funds: are directed to specific areas of need that have special meaning to the donor, such as children’s programs, arts education, the environment, aiding the homeless, etc.
  • Restricted Funds: provide perpetual support to specific charities that donors care about the most.
  • Scholarship Funds:  help deserving young people and adults reach their dreams of higher education.
  • Unrestricted Funds: provide discretionary income to respond quickly to pressing needs in our community.

Click HERE for a downloadable document with sample bequest language [PDF, 17KB]. For more information, contact a Development & Donor Relations representative at 941-955-3000 or