Start a Fund

The generous citizens of Frederick County are creating new funds every day. And you can too. It’s easy. All you really need is the desire to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. To get started, you will have to set aside a minimum of $25,000 and also consider the following:

  1. Whether you’d like to make your gift now or later
  2. A suitable name for your fund
  3. The gift you’d like to give
  4. The type and purpose of the fund
  5. Amount of life income interest (if any)

If you’d like to contribute less than $25,000, don’t worry. You don’t have to be wealthy to be welcomed. Community members can make a charitable contribution of any size by either joining the Acorn Society, contributing to a Field of Interest Fund, or deciding on a planned gift.

Funds can be created through a bequest, an outright gift of cash, personal property, securities, life insurance, retirement assets, real estate, and more. Learn how you can impact Frederick County by downloading a copy of "Create Your Legacy - Your Guide to Charitable and Planned Gifts."

If you'd like to start or add to a fund through a gift of stock, download this one page document titled "How to Give a Gift of Stock."

So no matter how much you choose to spend, or how you choose to spend it, the Community Foundation makes the act of giving easy. Start today!

To discuss creating a fund with the Community Foundation, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • 312 East Church Street
  • Frederick, MD 21701
  • phone: 301-695-7660
  • fax: 301-695-7775
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