Donors

Ways to Give

Turn your 

compassion

into action

We make it simple to support the causes you care about. We offer in-depth knowledge of community needs and personal, local service so you can feel confident your donations are doing the most good.

Here’s how we make can make your giving simpler, smarter, go further and do greater good:

Paths to 

impact

Whether you want to give today, support a collective effort, or leave a legacy, we are here to help you make informed giving decisions and explore new possibilities for greater impact.

Donor Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds are a flexible giving tool that can be created by individuals, families, and businesses to support the causes they care about.

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Collaborative Funds

Collaborative funds leverage the power of collective giving to make a greater impact.

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Planned Gifts

Including the Community Foundation in your estate plan is a way for you to ensure that good grows here for generations to come.

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Donor Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds are a flexible giving tool that can be created by individuals, families, and businesses to support the causes they care about.

LEARN MORE →

Collaborative Funds

Collaborative funds leverage the power of collective giving to make a greater impact.

LEARN MORE→

Planned Gifts

Including the Community Foundation in your estate plan is a way for you to ensure that good grows here for generations to come.

LEARN MORE →

Creating a fund to reflect your values and giving philosophy is our priority.

Our team is here to help you select the type of fund that is right for you.

  • Designated FundsChoose your favorite charities, church, or alma mater to receive annual support from a designated fund.
  • Field of Interest FundsEstablish a field of interest fund to support a specific cause area like the arts, human services, or the environment.
  • Women’s Fund of Greater Green BayHelp grow the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay’s endowment to support local initiatives to empower women and inspire girls.
  • Scholarship Funds Support the education endeavors of local students with a scholarship fund.

Click here for an overview of our fund types→

We accept a wide range of assets to fund your charitable giving strategy. To learn more about the types of gifts we can accept, click here to view accepted assets.

If you are age 70½ or older, you can make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) up to $100,000 annually to a variety of non-advised funds at the Community Foundation, including our collective funds, tax-free. QCDs are not taxable income and can potentially satisfy some or all of your annual required minimum distribution (RMD).

Information provided is not intended to be tax advice. Donors should consult their tax advisors for more information.

Your 

local

partner

Everything we do at the Community Foundation is designed to help you feel confident and comfortable in your giving. Here’s how:

Rooted in our community

The choice to invest philanthropic dollars here has a ripple effect. As a nonprofit, we reinvest our administrative fees in the community to amplify needs and make life better for generations to come. Give BIG Green Bay is just one example of how choosing to invest with us creates a positive impact across our community.

Connecting you with the needs

We work alongside local nonprofits, and we invest in research to gain a deeper understanding of the community’s needs. With this knowledge, we can help you make smart investments so every dollar you donate makes the greatest impact.

Personal Service

Informed by your values and goals, we steward your charitable legacy. Whether you prefer to be all-in or hands off, we’ll tailor our services to your desired level of involvement. We’ll also take care of the paperwork so you can simply enjoy giving.

Accessing your

fund

Looking to make a grant from your fund? Here are three easy ways to connect with us.

Online

Online

Log in to your dashboard at any time.

Email

Email

You can email your grant request to Maribeth Franken.

Phone

Phone

To make a grant recommendation, please call 920-432-0800.

Let’s 

connect

Have questions? Call us at 920-432-0800 or email Annie or Maribeth.

Annie Dart
Vice President of Donor Relations & Communications

Maribeth Franken
Donor Services Manager