Types of Funds


Unrestricted Fund.
You want your charitable gift to accomplish the most to improve the quality of life in your community. You believe that as conditions change, a group of citizens from your community will be able to best assess the current charitable needs and will be creative and flexible in their grantmaking.

Field of Interest Fund.
You are interested in a particular field (e.g., education, youth, environment), but you do not want to restrict the grants to be made over the years to any specific organization serving that field.

Designated Fund.
You have supported a favorite charity or two and would like to continue that support in perpetuity. You designate the specific charity is to receive grants.

Other Fund Options.
Please contact your friendly representatives at the Decatur County Community Foundation for other fund options, which may include donor-advised funds.

*You can further expand on these types of funds with variations, such as scholarship funds, operating endowments, and organizational endowments.