Why Give?

Why Choose the Community Foundation of Switzerland County for Your Philanthropic Giving?

We know our community

The Community Foundation has several years of experience working in partnerships with citizens, organizations and governments throughout Switzerland County to achieve community goals, find shared opportunities, and maximize grantmaking effectiveness. The Community Foundation is qualified to help you match your interests with the community's needs and opportunities.

We specialize in charitable giving

Endowments placed in the Community Foundation are permanent. An individual or organization's legacy can be maintained, and grants made perpetually, in the name of their fund. In addition, gifts of any size can be added to any fund at any time.

We share your interests

We are here to help you become connected to the issues you care about most. Your charitable interests and priorities are important to us because committed, caring citizens are so important to Switzerland County's well being.

We make set-up and administration easy

With a simple fund agreement, you may create your own philanthropic fund. There are no start-up fees to establish a fund and an annual administrative contribution of 1.5% from the fund is used to help with administrative expenses. All paperwork and processing of grants is handled for you.

We help you achieve maximum tax benefits

Because of its public charity status, the Community Foundation offers the highest level of charitable tax benefits.

We are fiscally responsible

Under the guidance of professional investment managers and a committee of knowledgeable board members, Community Foundation funds are pooled and invested in a portfolio that produces income while providing long-term asset growth. (Performance information is available upon request.)

We care about the future

By setting up a fund, you have the ideal opportunity to create a legacy for you and for the Switzerland County community.

For more information, contact the Community Foundation staff at 812-427-9160.