Ways to Give

You don’t have to be a millionaire to give like one. The Community Foundation for Mississippi works with you to support nonprofits, community-based organizations and causes that you’re passionate about. But to make a lasting impact takes thought, strategy and planning. 

Do you want to contribute to the vibrancy of the arts in your town? Help young students attend college? Whether your dream is to support education, beautify your community, give to your place of worship or endow your favorite charity, we can help you make a lasting difference.

Do you work with a nonprofit that wants to think about its long-term future? CFM is the perfect place to create an endowment or agency fund to support an organization. Use our guide below to help understand the many ways you can create a fund and start to think about how you can turn your own investment page in the years ahead.

Are you a representative of a nonprofit or organization wanting to create a fund that will benefit the organization?

Agency Fund or Endowment Fund

Agency Fund or Endowment Fund

An agency fund helps nonprofit organizations build long-term assets and serves as a home for reserve funds. Enjoy low-cost investment options and third-party oversight of assets.

Do you want to set your giving objectives and let us do the work?

Designated Fund

Designated Fund

You can select a specific charity or charities to give to through a Designated Fund. It’s simple. You choose who to support and we do the rest. Our team will manage the distribution of funds.

Do you have a specific recipient in mind?

Donor Advised Fund

Donor Advised Fund

With a donor advised fund, you can make choices about your gifts. Contributions are tax-deductible. 

Do you have a specific cause in mind?

Scholarship/Award Fund

Scholarship/Award Fund

Help students on their educational journey by supporting tuition, fees and more. CFM can help you determine interest areas or causes to support what you care about.

Field of Interest Fund

Field of Interest Fund

Passionate about arts, animals or other causes? 

Community Trust Fund

Community Trust Fund

Amplify your gift when you pool it with others to help benefit the community.