You have done something wonderful!  You have made life better, helped someone who needed a hand, encouraged a student to go to college, or ensured that an important program continued.  Thank you for entrusting us with your gift to the community.  

Charitable funds may receive additional gifts from anyone, at any time and in any amount.  Gifts may be added during your lifetime or through your estate. 

Invite your friends and family to make a gift to the charitable fund in lieu of personal gifts to honor an anniversary, birthday, or other special event in your life.  Checks should be made payable to ‘Community Foundation of Shelby County’ with the name of the charitable fund added to the memo line.  You may also make a gift online using your credit card or PayPal account.  Select the Give tab of this website and click the 'Make A Gift' button to begin the secure process.

We will inform you of any gifts made to the fund and provide you with names and addresses of donors. All gifts are tax-deductible and each donor will receive a charitable gift acknowledgment from the Community Foundation for their tax purposes.

Legacy Society
If you’ve included the Community Foundation of Shelby County in your estate plan by naming us in your will or making us the beneficiary of an IRA or life insurance policy, thank you for making us a part of your gift to the community.  We invite you to submit a Legacy Society letter which does not commit you to the gift or disclose gift details, but provides us with basic information.  Several individuals and couples have joined the Legacy Society and plan to make a gift to add to or create a charitable fund at the Community Foundation. Legacy Society letter.pdf

Donor Advised Fund and Gift Account Grant Recommendation Forms
For your convenience, these forms assists Donor Advised Fund and Gift Account donors who want to recommend a grant.  Please drop off, mail, fax or scan and email.
Donor Advised Fund Grant Recommendation Form
Gift Account Grant Recommendation Form

Not a Gift Account or donor advised fund donor?  Learn more about these terrific, flexible charitable funds where you stay involved with granting and investment. Contact Donor Relations Director Jessica Fortkamp at