Field of Interest Fund

Support evolving needs and a variety of nonprofits focused on a broad area of your interest

By creating a Field of Interest Fund, you can choose to support a specific area of concern, and let the Foundation determine which organizations are doing the best work in that area, potentially through a competitive grantmaking process. The Foundation makes grants on your behalf to the most appropriate and effective organizations. A Field of Interest Fund allows you to focus your giving to an area that is meaningful to you, whether it is the welfare of children, the vibrancy of our local arts scene, or the prevention of homelessness, to name a few.

Consider a Field of Interest Fund if you:

  • Have a specific area of interest that you want to support

  • Want to learn more about other nonprofits in our community offering programs in your chosen field of interest
  • Believe in the depth of knowledge and evaluation capabilities of our staff to determine the needs and effectiveness of nonprofit programs

Dennis Mangers

Through the Dennis Mangers Fund for Young Performing Artists, a Field of Interest Fund,  students participate in various regional arts training opportunities through a competitive grantmaking process managed by the Foundation.

Field of Interest Fund Resources

Field of Interest Fund Agreement

Begin thinking about the details of your fund — everything from creating a name to selecting the timeline of your giving — using our Field of Interest Fund Agreement.

Field of Interest Fund Fact Sheet

Learn more about this vehicle for your charitable giving.

Opening a Fund Is Easy

Field of Interest Funds offer you the opportunity to support evolving needs and a variety of nonprofits focused on your broad area of interest. This type of fund allows donors to work closely with the Foundation’s grant making team to identify organizations that are having the greatest impact in the area of your choice. You can open your Field of Interest Fund with a minimum contribution of $10,000 and qualify for an immediate income tax deduction.