Create a Charitable Fund

Shape a Brighter Future with a Charitable Fund. Foundation Fundholders ensure our community has the resources it needs — today and forever.


Your charitable fund:

  • Supports philanthropy that reflects your values, passions, and goals
  • Makes your philanthropy easier – the Foundation handles administrative duties and you focus on the joy of giving
  • Amplifies your impact by enlisting our ability to pool resources
  • Carries on your legacy of community impact through the power of endowment


By teaming up with the Watertown Area Community Foundation, you create a charitable fund to fuel your philanthropy and you enlist an expert team to maximize the impact of your support. The Foundation invests wisely, transparently, and prudently to produce income to be used following your charitable goals today and in the future.

Endowed dollars are permanent dollars invested for the long term in a diversified portfolio containing, but not limited to: publicly traded stocks, bonds, real estate, private equity, hedge funds, and cash. The endowment investment portfolio has a horizon in perpetuity and is designed to enable fund principal growth to increase grantmaking capacity over time. 

Your Fund will have the benefit of being a part of a large investment pool, allowing broad diversification and access to elite investment managers.

Let's Get Started

Please contact Cammie Mengwasser, Executive Director to learn more about how you can partner with the Foundation to create a charitable fund that shapes a brighter future for the Watertown area.


Give us a call: 605.881.3731

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Create Your Legacy Today

Amplify your impact by partnering with the Watertown Area Community Foundation. Together we will make life better today and shape a brighter tomorrow for the Watertown area.

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