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Family Philanthropy 

The Community Foundation honors family traditions in giving and provides the resources and expertise necessary to fully assist your family in embracing a spirit of giving that reflects your values for generations to come.


An estimated $40 trillion of wealth will transfer from generation to generation in the next 40 years. Twenty five trillion dollars of that is estimated to go to family members, the rest to charities or Uncle Sam. With that in mind, more families are looking for ways to embrace philanthropy and involve their children and extended family members. The Community Foundation can help you plan to support the charities you care about most while receiving maximum tax benefits. 


To create strong family philanthropy, several questions need to be asked:

  • How do you translate your family's values into highly effective philanthropy?
  • How do you navigate through today's myriad giving options?
  • Do you currently have a strategic, charitable giving plan for your family?


We can help maximize the benefits of philanthropy and provide your family with the resources to design a program that fits your philosophy, values and goals. Get started by completing our Giving Guide as a family.


We can also assist in setting up a giving review process and determining the structure most appropriate for your family.

For more information

Lynne Yontz, CAP®

Chief Charitable Giving Officer

Phone (515) 447-4203