Start a Fund

Most funds start from small causes, few donations

connecting people with causes:
greg lee jr. memorial scholarship

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Established by Greg Lee Sr. and Cindy Drive in memory of their son, this fund provides college scholarships to Whiteland Community High Schools students possessing good sportsmanship and leadership.

"To see the smiles on the faces of each scholarship winner has been so rewarding. Nothing can top giving to others and seeing how much they appreciate that gift."

Cindy Driver, mother of Greg Lee Jr.

Advantages of foundation fund

  • It is less costly and time consuming than establishing a private foundation.
  • We offer donors a flexibility that they can’t find through other non-profit organizations.
  • We handle all subsequent reporting and legal requirements.
  • We provide administrative and investment services for an extremely low fee.
  • We work to negotiate the most favorable investment return.

Donors set up funds for many reasons. Sometimes, they want to honor a loved one or a person who made a significant difference in their lives. Sometimes, they want to make certain a great cause is supported for many years to come.

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Either way, you can leave a lasting legacy through the Johnson County Community Foundation. And you might be surprised at how easy and affordable it is to start a fund.

The Foundation receives all sorts of gifts -- including monetary contributions, life insurance proceeds or stock designations. Donors also receive a tax benefit by contributing to a fund managed by JCCF.

These contributions can be used to establish a new fund or augment an existing one. Donors may let the Johnson County Community Foundation decide how to use the proceeds of the funds they establish, or they may advise the Foundation of their wishes.

To set up a fund

  • Call and set up an appointment at JCCF.
  • Outline what you hope to accomplish by establishing your fund.
  • Name your fund and specify its purpose(s).
  • Make a contribution to your fund (different funds have different minimum contributions to start).
  • Reap the tax advantages and feel good about giving back to the community.
  • Once the fund is set up, the JCCF takes over the responsibility for your investment by offering grantmaking expertise, up-to-date community needs, professional management, and fiduciary and legal accountability. A donor can rest assured that their precious assets are well taken care of by professionals.  


"we make a living by what we get.
we make a life by what we give."
winston churchill