Individuals & Families

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Whether you are interested in charitable giving to support our Economic Mobility Initiatives, or across a broad spectrum of charities, supporting Arlington youth, or establishing a fund to honor a loved one, the Foundation can help you establish a charitable fund to support your goals.

The Foundation makes it easy to start a fund or establish a scholarship.

Start with a minimum initial investment of $2,000. Solicit donations or make additional deposits to your fund. These can be cash, stocks, mutual funds, real estate, insurance policies and tangible personal properties.

Here are five reasons to set up a charitable fund with the Foundation:

  • The Foundation offers the highest level of tax benefits for charitable giving.
  • The cost to set up a charitable fund with the Foundation is low.
  • Establishing a charitable fund with the Foundation is easier and less expensive than creating a private charitable foundation.
  • The Foundation can suggest ongoing uses for your gift – targeting the issues you care about the most.
  • There is no annual deadline for deciding which causes to support.

For information about our administrative fee schedule, click here.

To browse our current funds, click here.

Contact Jennifer Owens at 703.243.4785 or for more information.

Our Confidentiality Policy and our Gift Acceptance Policy are available upon request. To request either policy, please contact us at (703) 243-4785 or at

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