Give Your Way

Charitable giving is a deeply personal and rewarding experience.  At Nevada Community Foundation, we customize your philanthropy so that you can give your way.

Charitable Giving Is Easier Than You Think

Nevada Community Foundation accepts a variety of gifts, making it easy to be a Philanthropist.

Outright Gifts

  • Cash
  • Stocks, Bonds, CD’s, Mutual Funds
  • Real Estate
  • Partnership and other limited liability interests


  • Life Estates
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Retirement Plans

You can make an investment in your community AND in your financial goals througha fund at Nevada Community Foundation.  Money that would often otherwise go to taxes can have a lasting impact on your community and the causes that you believe in. In addition to the many other benefits of establishing a fund with us, charitable giving through Nevada Community Foundation is also financially sound.  Learn About the Benefits of Charitable Giving.

Give In a Way That is Meaningful to You

Nevada Community Foundation offers an array of funds that lets you to truly give your way, at a fraction of the cost of a private foundation. 

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)/Community Supported Funds: You can have ongoing involvement in the use of your gift. Our professional staff will help you address the issues and needs you care about most. 

    Read how Charles A. SIlvestri is helping educate our youth.

Unrestricted Funds: Your gift can address ever-changing community needs—including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made.  The flexibility of your unrestricted gift enables the Nevada Community Foundation to respond to the community’s most pressing needs, today and in the future.

    Read how Larry Carter is honoring the memory of his daughter Kirsten while supporting our community.

Field of Interest Funds: You identify your target interest area when making your gift; our Board awards grants to community organizations and programs that are making a difference in the area you select.

    Read how Ready for Life is helping to improve health and wellness for children.

Scholarship Funds: You can invest your gift in our community’s future and help students achieve their  goals. You determine the eligibility criteria students must meet, and we provide the expertise, guidance and personal service for your scholarship's administration.

    Read how Anne Diaz is honoring her husband's legacy of providing medical care to children in need.

Designated Funds: You can direct your gift to a specific nonprofit organization or purpose that you are passionate about.

    Read how Leonard & Audrey Albertini will help sustain the causes they care about forever.

Supporting Organizations: You can use your gift to establish an excellent alternative to a private foundation—at a fraction of the cost and responsibility. You select some of the board members, maintain personal involvement and support the causes and organizations you care about while our professional staff handles the administration and reporting.

    Read more about the benefits of a community foundation like NCF over a private foundation.

Establish A Fund

A Lasting Impact for Generations

Your legacy can be recognized with just a few short paragraphs [PDF, 276KB] added to your will or estate plan, or even a simple phone call to your Professional Advisor.

As a member of the Legacy Society, we can connect you with local nonprofits so that you can learn and discover how you want to leave your mark.  If you decide you want to give during your lifetime, you can establish a fund at any time and designate it as a beneficiary of your will or life estate.  And the giving does not stop with you! Your Family and Friends can donate in your memory and on your behalf on special occasions and throughout the years. 

Let us know about your charitable intentions and join the Legacy Society today!