Whether you’re a donor to The Trust, the Westchester Community Foundation, or the Long Island Community Foundation, you can manage your fund with MyNYCT.
Thank you for making our work possible. The generosity of donors like you has touched millions of lives and made Westchester a better place to live.
You probably know us through our donor-advised funds. But we can help you achieve so much more with your charitable giving: Make a commitment to our region and the causes you care about by creating a permanent fund in the Westchester Community Foundation.
With expertise developed over decades, WCF’s grantmaking program focuses on nonprofits addressing greatest need on Westchester. Many donors have joined our grantmaking efforts by contributing to our Westchester Annual Fund, which allows us to respond to more local needs.
Because we add money from the Westchester Annual Fund to particular grants, we’re able to report to Annual Fund donors about the specific project their generosity supported.
Four easy ways to contribute:
This is a trickier question than it may seem. You may not publicly solicit funds (in which case you are acting as an unauthorized “agent” of The Trust). Nor can we pay expenses of a fundraiser you host in order to raise money for your fund. However, you certainly can invite friends to contribute to your fund (say, in lieu of a Christmas present to you, or in honor of your birthday).
If you want to give cash, make your check payable to “Community Funds, Inc.” and write the name of the fund on the memo portion of the check. If you would prefer giving via cash wire transfer, please contact Donna Banks at (914) 948-5166 x4 for instructions.
Many donors prefer to contribute appreciated securities because you receive a deduction for the current value and pay no capital gains. If that’s the case, please download this form that explains the procedure for giving securities, including mutual funds.
Non-publicly traded securities
Securities that are not publicly traded may also be appropriate gifts. Please contact our general counsel, Carrie Trowbridge, at (212) 686-2563, or email@example.com; She can determine whether we can accept the gift and walk you through the process.
By Credit Card
Yes, you can make a secure contribution to your fund online here.