Community Giving

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Choose your path.

There are so many ways to share a gift that will create an impact in your community. This includes your ability to establish or add to a fund with cash, real estate and stock. You can also name one of CommunityGiving’s partner foundations as a beneficiary of your estate, which will often offer significant tax benefits. CommunityGiving will even work with you to explain how a charitable trust or annuity will pay you or another beneficiary a fixed amount while the instrument is managed, and also benefit your favorite charity.

Learn more about all gift types HERE . Ultimately, your contributions will be used to help others in your community through one of the following routes. You can get started today!

Charitable Funds:

CommunityGiving manages over 650 charitable funds established by individuals, families and organizations to support a wide range of charities and causes.



Each year, CommunityGiving’s partner foundations award more than $150,000 in scholarships to students who have a connection to Central Minnesota and its generous donors.


Direct Donation:

Choose from a variety of causes close to your heart – and close to home. You can invest a little or a lot. We ensure your donation makes a difference.


Family Giving Guide:

CommunityGiving has developed the Family Giving Guide to help families explore philanthropy at all stages and across generations. It provides interactive and compelling ideas in a user-friendly format. Learn more HERE or contact Courtney Schmidt at if you would like a copy of the Family Giving Guide sent to you.