Special Funds

In addition to the Greater Jefferson Fund and various scholarships, the Jefferson Community Foundation welcomes organizations, families or individuals who wish to establish a special project or interest fund. These allow for the gift of funds directly to a specific educational, cultural or charitable purpose.

The following is a partial list of funds that have been established within the Foundation:

  • Bandshell Fund
  • Council for the Performing Arts
  • Gemuetlichkeit Days, Inc.
  • Historical Society
  • Jefferson Food Pantry
  • Jefferson Park and Rec
  • Jefferson Playland
  • Jefferson Public Library
  • Jefferson Youth Basketball
  • Jordan Vogel Memorial Fund
  • Lewis Family Fund
  • Morgan Family Fund
  • Jefferson Youth Baseball
  • Jefferson Area Senior Center
  • Tensfeldt Park
  • Youth Tackle Football

Most are donor-advised funds where donors can make recommendations to the Foundation Board on community causes or projects they would like to support. The donor can make additional tax-deductible donations or change it to an Unrestricted Fund. An Unrestricted Fund is similar to the Greater Jefferson Fund in purpose, but allows the name of the donor to be associated with the grants awarded.

Donor Advised Fund Application – Must be submitted to the board to establish a fund within the Foundation.

Distribution Request Form