Types of Funds


Unrestricted Funds

These funds strengthen nonprofit organizations, and can address unforeseen needs, emergencies and new challenges. The Foundation’s Board ratifies competitive grants recommended by its Distribution Committee.

Designated Funds

These Funds enable you to support one or more specific organizations of your choice. These funds can be established to ensure that a particular charitable organization will receive your support over a long period of time, even in perpetuity.

Field-of-Interest Funds

This fund can reflect your own general interests and concerns and supports organizations that benefit, for example, Chillicothe’s civic activities, the arts, economic development, youth, the environment, human services or other important goals.

Scholarship Funds

This fund can support a wide variety of educational needs and honor a family member, educational leader or friend.

Donor-Advised Funds

Donors who wish to be actively involved prefer this fund because it allows you to contribute assets to your fund at any time and then recommend grants to support charitable groups of your choice. They are a flexible, personalized way to support nonprofit groups in Ross County, elsewhere in the U.S., or anywhere in the world.