Giving With Purpose

Whether you’re looking to better understand the needs of our community, give as a family, streamline your giving and tax receipts, sell a company, or update your estate plans — we can help.

Philanthropic Experts

With years of experience in family philanthropy, you can rely on us to thoughtfully connect you and your family’s passionate purposes to real needs within the community—ensuring you and your family’s generosity is strategic, aligned, and impactful.

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We Know Chattanooga

For more than 50 years, we’ve built a deep understanding of Chattanooga’s needs and its potential. We have developed the relationships and research to help maximize our donors’ impact. Whether you are looking for causes that will ignite your passion or you know precisely how and where you wish to give, we are here to help.

Meet Our Team

We make personalized giving easy

We’ll create a customized donor experience that suits your needs, accomplishes your objectives, and helps you support the causes and organizations that matter most to you.

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    Decide what to give

    From cash and publicly traded stock, to retirement plan assets and closely held stock, we know how to optimize your assets to meet your philanthropic and financial goals.
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    Decide when to give

    Whether you want to start a fund today or defer your gifts through a will or planned giving vehicle, you can do either, or both.
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    Contact us

    Our President, Maeghan Jones, and our Philanthropy Team will help you decide what type of fund is the best fit for you and your family.
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“We now have peace of mind, knowing that the Community Foundation staff, with their knowledge, expertise and responsible stewardship, will maximize our gifts in the relief of suffering and restoration of hope.”

Drs. Chung and Ruth Liu

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Donor Services

You can choose from a suite of services designed to create a customized giving experience that is tailored to the unique impact you wish to have through your giving.

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Philanthropic planning

We’ll work with you one-on-one to connect your passions to impact. We will listen and seek to understand your values and interests as a way of curating meaningful giving experiences for you and your family.
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Family Philanthropy

If you’d like to give as a family, we will guide you through major philanthropic and wealth transfer decisions along with equipping your future generations to carry on a legacy of philanthropy.
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Nonprofit due diligence and reporting

In addition to ensuring the nonprofits you’d like to support are in good standing, we also curate customized grant recommendations, funding requests and grant reports, so you know what kind of impact you’re having as a donor.
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Legacy and succession planning

We’ll seek to understand who you are and what you care about and use that information to create a letter of instruction that captures your philanthropic desires and legacy of impact you wish to have through your giving.
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Financial and investment reporting

Get audited financial statements and access to quarterly fund statements through our donor portal.

Ways to give

Find the giving vehicle that helps you make the most of your giving.

Cryptocurrency Gifts

The Community Foundation is now equipped to accept cryptocurrency gifts.

Refund Policy

All cryptocurrency donations are treated as final, and we do not offer refunds. No goods, services, or airdrops will be offered in exchange for cryptocurrency donations.

Donors Please Read - IMPORTANT:

Please only send the exact cryptocurrency listed on the blockchain mentioned on the widget. Do not send any other cryptocurrencies (including layer 2, wrapped tokens, NFTs or other ERC-20 tokens not listed) as these are unsupported and may result in loss of
donation. For more info, click here.

Assets as Gifts

If you would like a copy of the Foundation's gift acceptance policy, contact our VP of Finance & Administration (

In addition to cash, we accept many different kinds of assets as charitable contributions including:

  • Real Estate
  • Private equity interests
  • Publicly traded stock
  • Privately held companies
  • Restricted / founder's stock
  • Mutual funds
  • Tangible property
  • Charitable IRA
  • Intangible and intellectual property

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Professional Advisors | Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga

We partner directly with professional advisors.

If you have an advisor you already work with to manage other assets, and you would like her or him to manage this fund as well, we have a program to accommodate that.

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