Meeting ever-changing community needs.

When you establish an Unrestricted Fund, your gift can address a broad range of local needs — including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made. We evaluate all aspects of community well-being: education, child and youth development, health and aging, homelessness and transitional housing, arts and culture, the environment, and more. The flexibility of your unrestricted gift enables your community foundation’s program experts to respond to the community’s most pressing needs, today and tomorrow.

Because you set no restrictions on the use of your gift, it enables our experienced staff and board to do what they do best — assess community needs and respond by awarding grants to the nonprofit organizations that undertake our community’s most critical work. Unrestricted Funds enable NVCF to support long-term solutions; respond quickly to emergencies; and meet changing social, cultural, educational, or environmental needs in our local community. 

Grants are made in the name of the fund you establish, creating your personal legacy of giving. You may give your gift immediately or through your will or other estate planning strategy. If you endow your gift, it becomes a permanent community funding resource.