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8 Nov, 2019

Match Day 2019

MATCH DAY 2019 Double YOUR Impact! The Community Foundation is again sponsoring Match Day on Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, to celebrate our 67 years of community philanthropy.  Last year this event raised $280,603.76 for our local community.  This year on Match Day, sixteen 501(c)(3) organizations who have organization funds at the Community Foundation will be

18 Oct, 2019

New-Skills Scholarship Program

New-Skills Scholarship Program We are expanding our current scholarship program to tailor to individuals pursuing the “other four-year degree.” Not every student that advances into higher education signs up for a four-year curriculum.  Some high school graduates and post-graduates seek job training that lasts a year or two and then places them into the workforce. 

11 Sep, 2019

Our Role in Philanthropy

Our Role in Philanthropy At the Community Foundation of Shelby County, we help people who want to provide a lasting gift to help the community. We assist donors in creating charitable funds to benefit the regions, causes, or organizations of their choosing. Some charitable funds have one donor while others are established by the gifts

5 Aug, 2019

What is a Donor Advised Fund?

What is a Donor Advised Fund? A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable fund that allows you to optimize your giving.  This type of fund lets you make a charitable gift, receive an immediate tax deduction and then recommend grants over time.  The Community Foundation of Shelby County has been administering these types of

3 Jul, 2019

Deciding how to Give

We often sit down with individuals like you and figure out a plan that can help you give to things that matter most.  Simple questions revolving around motivation and interests helps us customize a type of fund that can carry out your intentions.  Intentions may change throughout your giving journey – your focus (cause and geography),

9 May, 2019

Inviting you to the Table

Inviting you to the Table So, who is at the table?  You!!!   Giving together has a much greater impact on the community than just having a select few individuals.  Everyone, including you, are welcome to participate in providing the driving force for “doing good” for your community. The Community Foundation of Shelby County has been

17 Apr, 2019

Collective Power of Giving

Collective Power of Giving The concept is simple, but so very powerful.  Like, many things in life, doing things together is so much more fun and meaningful then doing things alone.  Charitable giving is no different.  In today times, channeling information through the digital realm makes connecting with individuals easier.  We are more aware of