give to a specific cause

Make a lasting difference in an area close to your heart.

Many of the Foundation’s endowed funds are earmarked for special purposes through field of interest funds. Our active funding areas include arts and culture, basic human needs, boys and young men, community development, early childhood, education, environment, family support and counseling, health, housing, women and girls, workforce development, and youth. Gifts to any of them increase our ability to support community interests in that area now and in the future. Most of our field of interest funds feed into the annual current grant cycles.

Donors can also create or contribute to endowments for specific organizations. This option allows you to provide for an organization important to you without creating additional financial burdens for the organization. 

named fund levels

With a minimum of $10,000 you can establish a fund aligned with one of our active funding areas. With a $50,000 gift, we can establish a new field of interest fund. We can commit to increasing ECF funding in a chosen area only if the available resources justify a dedicated grants cycle, with a gift of $2 million. To explore the option of establishing a named fund contact Cynthia Dominguez, Vice President of Finance and Operations.

current field-of-interest funds

View the Fund List page for the complete list of funds.