Why give through the Community Foundation?

Why give through the Community Foundation?

The Community Foundation of Johnson County is the 501(c)3 tax exempt public grantmaking charity of choice for individuals, families, and businesses seeking to make an immediate and lasting impact in Johnson County. By giving to and through the Community Foundation, donors support a variety of important charitable causes while receiving superior donor services.

We are proud to offer a personal, local, and flexible approach to giving. Our staff will connect you with the causes you care about based on their extensive knowledge of local charitable organizations and emerging community needs.

Establishing a charitable fund at the Community Foundation has numerous advantages over establishing a private foundation or opening a commercial gift fund. Reach out to our staff to learn more at any time.

Benefits of working with us

Nick & Laura Bergus

Nick and Laura Bergus are long-time supporters of the Community Foundation of Johnson County. They hold two donor-advised funds at…
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Becky Svatos

Becky Svatos’ impact on our community continues with the establishment of the Svatos Engineering Endowed Scholarship Fund at the Community…
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10 Great Reasons to give through the Community Foundation of Johnson County:

  1. We represent the Johnson County community—we are a local organization with deep roots.
  2. Our experienced professional staff have broad knowledge of community issues and needs.
  3. The personalized service we provide is tailored to each individual’s charitable and philanthropic interests.
  4. Our Donor Advised Funds allow people to invest in causes they care about.
  5. We accept a wide variety of assets and can facilitate even the most complex forms of giving.
  6. Our partners are professional advisors who create highly effective approaches to charitable giving.
  7. You gain the maximum tax advantage under state and federal law.
  8. Your gift dollars have a greater impact because they are invested with other gifts and grants.
  9. Endowment funds benefit the community forever and help create personal legacies.
  10. Your resources create positive change in our community.

Our Investment Managers

The Community Foundation of Johnson County provides financial support to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations and causes in the greater Johnson County area. The Community Foundation’s board, staff, and investment managers have the fiduciary responsibility to meet these current needs, while preserving and building our assets for long-term sustainability of our organization and our work.

Our current investment portfolio managers are: