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How to Give

OCCF President & CEO, Trisha Finnegan, meets with donors Oscar and Shirley Jackson.

Meeting key community needs is at the core of what we do. Our expertise, community leadership and personalized service help donors make an immediate impact now and into the future.

Make Immediate Impact: Donate to a Community Grant

When you contribute to an OCCF Community Grant, your donation goes to work immediately and you’ll join hundreds of donors, nonprofits and community organizations as we tackle our community’s needs.

Our current Community Grants include

Access to Health Care
Culture & Community
Opportunities for Children
Services for Older Adults

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Make a Long-Term Investment in Our Community

Donor-Advised Legacy Fund

Create an endowed fund to pay tribute to someone important in your life and support causes they care about into the future.

  • Create a legacy of support for your favorite causes.
  • Avoid administrative annoyances of charitable giving – keeping up with canceled checks and gift receipts.
  • Excellent tax and estate planning tool.
  • $20,000 minimum to open this fund.

Donor-Advised Gift Fund

Organize all your giving through one simple and efficient system.

  • You choose organizations to support, how much to give and when to make the gift.
  • Give to multiple organizations and programs annually, all from one account.
  • Involve your children or family in your charitable giving.
  • Excellent tax planning tool.
  • $20,000 minimum to open this fund.

Scholarship Fund

Help students achieve their educational goals.

  • Our staff can assist you in setting up eligibility criteria, guidelines, award amounts and even a selection committee.
  • Establish a scholarship to honor or memorialize a loved one.
  • Support educational opportunities, a specific institution or a course of study.
  • Invest in a pathway to success for others.
  • $50,000 minimum to start a scholarship fund.

Family Affiliated Fund

A convenient alternative to a private foundation, this fund has fewer restrictions, less administrative responsibility and provides favorable tax treatment.

  • It’s an alternative to a private foundation.
  • Utilizes Foundation staff for all administrative duties and compliance issues.
  • Has flexible investment options.
  • Has its own grant distribution policy.
  • Has its own trustees.
  • $1 million minimum to open this fund.

Field of Interest Fund

Provide support for a specific area of interest you care about or immediately support emergency or evolving needs in our community.

  • A committee made up of community leaders and experts in the field will review selected organizations that most closely align with your interests.
  • This is an excellent tool to ensure your passion is carried out for generations.

Endowment Fund

A Nonprofit Endowment Fund is a permanent fund at OCCF with a nonprofit or specific charitable purpose designated as the beneficiary. You can start a new fund or create a designated fund for a nonprofit that already has an endowment in place.

  • With a minimum gift of $40,000, we can help you create a fully endowed fund that provides a grant of at least $2,000 each year.
  • For organizations with an existing endowment, we can help you or a donor establish a designated fund to support a specific program area or a named fund honoring the donor or a loved one with a minimum gift of $20,000.

How Can We Help You?

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Lindsay Laird


Vice President of Philanthropic Services

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Jennifer Stewart, CAP®


Director, Donor Services

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Joshua Dunbar


Donor Services Manager