A field-of-interest fund is a wise choice if you want to make an impact in a particular area—job training, education, or the arts. You can also create a fund to address multiple issues, or one with a specific focus, such as preserving Westchester’s open spaces.
Our staff will use your gift to help groups that work on the issues you care about. We vet proposals, visit potential grantees, and combine your gift with others to make a bigger impact. If you establish a fund during your lifetime, we’ll report back to you on the groups you’re funding.
A field-of-interest fund keeps up with the times. For instance: Many of today’s pressing health problems, like widespread obesity and opioid addiction, have little resemblance to those of a few decades ago, such as polio. Times change.
Harold E. Valentine, a resident of Larchmont, believed artists deserve a place to learn, grown and network. Through his estate, he created the Emily and Harold E. Valentine and Evelyn Gable Clark Scholarship Fund to support emerging artists. Since 2005 the Fund has helped musicians, composers, clay artists and filmmakers develop their craft.
It’s easy. It’s a great choice for those who care about an issue and want expert guidance on the groups that make a difference.