Start a Fund

You can invest in Pulaski County's future through a permanent endowment in the Community Foundation and create a legacy for yourself, your family, your community that will make a lasting difference. 


Pictured to the right are fund founders Bill and Peach Roth.  They created the William R. and Patricia J. Roth "We Care" Fund and the Pulaski Animal Center Endowment Fund because they care about the needs of the community and because of their love for animals.


As a fund donor, you: 


Decide when to give - now, through your will, or in a trust arrangement. 


Decide what to give - almost any type of asset can be used such as cash, stock, real estate, life insurance. 


Choose a name for your fund - many are named for the donor or as a memorial. 


Choose a type of fund - depending on your charitable interests. 


Our staff will be happy to assist you in this process. Contact us for a time to meet together and ask questions, discuss your goals, and explore options.



benefits of giving

Giving through the Community Foundation helps you connect with charitable causes that matter to you and enhance the Pulaski County community at the same time.


Benefits include:


Simplicity. We handle the paperwork for you.


Permanence. The Community Foundation is a permanent part of the community. Your contribution will provide charitable benefits for generations to come.


Flexibility. There are a variety of funds that can be set up and many types of assets can be used to start a fund. The Community Foundation ensures that the intent of your gift will be honored as community needs and conditions change over time.


Tax benefits. The Community Foundation of Pulaski County is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Gifts to it receive maximum tax advantages for income, gift, and estate tax purposes. 


Management. The Community Foundation is managed by trained staff and governed by a volunteer board of private citizens representing the public interest. An independent audit and filing of tax returns is completed each year. Together with qualified professionals, this group is responsible for providing safe, effective management of funds.