For donors, there are many funds and tools to translate goals into action. In deciding which one, or combination of funds to use, it is valuable to think about philanthropy and timeframe: Do I want to make maximum impact now? Or, is my goal to generate impact over time?
Through the Cambridge Community Foundation, donors can give current support for the greater Cambridge community, or become part of the Cambridge Endowment-donors who have dedicated long-term funds in support of philanthropic objectives.
There are many ways to join the Cambridge Community Foundation in our mission:
The Cambridge Endowment
Through the Cambridge Community Foundation, you can establish a charitable fund that allows you to realize your philanthropic objectives, and create lasting impact. At the Foundation, you can give through a donor advised fund (either endowed or spend down), which you can designate for the organizations that matter to you.
We offer personal attention and years of experience to help you make the most of your charitable giving. We also provide donors with information and perspective specific to our grant making priorities, and offer co-investment opportunities, where the Foundation invests resources alongside donor advised funds. The Cambridge Community Foundation stands ready to share our knowledge about philanthropy locally and globally with our donors, as part of our donor services effort.
Learn more about our grant-making programs.