Designated Funds endow a specific organization or charitable purpose. The Foundation ensures that grants to these groups remain relevant over time and responsive to changing circumstances.
Donor Advised Funds allow the donor to have a "charitable checking account" with a tax deduction now and for future gifts to organizations the donor recommends.
Field of Interest Funds provide grants that meet needs in a specific field or geographic area that is of interest to the donor.
Organization Endowment Funds are established by nonprofit organizations to provide income to the organization. The Foundation provides the organization with all of the benefits of endowed funds and relieves it of the burden of administrative, investment, and tax reporting responsibilities.
Scholarship Funds help students pursue academic goals. Donors establish specific criteria and may have the opportunity to participate in the selection of recipients.
Unrestricted Funds offer the broadest giving option, allowing the Foundation to make discretionary grants in response to community needs.
Masthead Photo: Fountain at Restoration Park located in the Putnam Historic District of Zanesville - Photo by Joe Clark