Ways to Give

We offer a broad range of funds and can help you design a strategy that is tailored to your situation. Funds can be started with any amount and can build toward an endowment over five years. We can work directly with you or in partnership with your attorney, accountant or financial planner to establish a charitable fund. You may contact Elena@cf-sc.org to learn more about the type of fund that will work best for you.



Planned gifts can be left to start funds for specific nonprofits or causes that were important to you and your family. There are many ways of making planned gifts:

Bequests. Easiest of all, you can make a bequest in your will or estate plan. Simply name the Community Foundation of Snohomish County as the residual beneficiary of your estate, or as the recipient of a specific percentage of the estate or dollar amount. You may either identify how you want the funds used or you may work with us to establish a fund agreement that is followed once the funds are received. Get Started Here.

Life income gifts. Provide for the financial needs of your loved ones while achieving your philanthropic dreams. With a charitable remainder trust, you can transfer cash gifts or appreciated assets to a trust. This provides income to one or more family members. Upon the beneficiary’s death, the remaining assets become a permanent endowment that supports the charitable goals you specify.