Annual Fund | Westchester Community Foundation

Contributing to our Annual Fund helps improve life in Westchester

You choose how we put your gift to work.

The Westchester Annual Fund pools money from people like you to make a big impact on the critical needs of New Yorkers. Right now we are helping communities recover and tackle challenges that have been exacerbated by the pandemic. A gift to the Westchester Annual Fund is an easy and powerful way to help dozens of organizations doing good locally. We welcome contributions of all sizes.

With your help, we can say “Yes!” to more projects that make life better in Westchester.

Four Easy Ways to Give

  • By credit card: (at right).
  • Send a check: Make it out to Community Funds, Inc. Please write “Westchester Annual Fund” on the memo line. Mail it to P.O. Box 22472, New York, NY 10087.
  • Transfer your gift: If you have a donor-advised fund, you can transfer a gift from your fund. If you use MyNYCT, look for the “Westchester Annual Fund” tab.
  • Give from your IRA: Under the “charitable IRA rollover” provision, donors aged 70 and a half or older may direct contributions from an IRA to our Westchester Annual Fund, excluding them from taxable income (up to $100,000), and counting them towards the required minimum distribution. As the provision excludes contributions to donor-advised funds or private foundations, this is a great way to take advantage of this tax benefit while supporting local nonprofits.
  • Don’t forget to check if your employer makes matching gifts! Some companies will double or triple your contribution, increasing the impact of your gift.