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.Explore Ways to Give
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.
Decide what to giveFrom 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.
Decide when to giveWhether you want to start a fund today or defer your gifts through a will or planned giving vehicle, you can do either, or both.
Contact usOur President, Maeghan Jones, and our Philanthropy Team will help you decide what type of fund is the best fit for you and your family.
“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
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.
Nonprofit due diligence and reporting
Legacy and succession planning
Ways to give
Find the giving vehicle that helps you make the most of your giving.
Donor Advised Funds
You recommend the organizations to receive grants, we do the due diligence and paperwork.
Field of Interest Funds
Leave a legacy that supports the causes you care about the most. You curate the purpose, we manage the grantmaking.
Fund for Chattanooga
Invest in Chattanooga’s future by supporting the foundation’s permanently endowed fund. The Fund for Chattanooga helps address our most difficult challenges today and for generations to come.
Individually Managed Funds
We partner with your financial advisor to turn your charitable vision into meaningful impact, while allowing your advisor to develop an investment strategy that works best for you.
Assets as Gifts
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
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.
Make a donation by selecting Donate online below which will link to a secure online donation page. From there you may select one of the funds from the selections provided. You may make a one time gift or a recurring gift. An acknowledgement receipt is emailed to you once the donation is submitted.
Send a check
Contributions can be made to existing funds or for unrestricted support. Your donation may also be made in honor or in memory of someone special. To make a donation using a check, please print and return a donation form along with your check.
Wire a transfer
If you would like to contribute to one of our funds as a one-time or recurring gift, simply contact your bank or online banking and provide this information:
- Payee/Organization: Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Inc.
- Address: 1400 Williams Street
- City, ST Zip: Chattanooga, TN 37408
- Phone: 423.265.0586
- Account Number/Fund: You designate the fund you would like your contribution to go to.
- Frequency: You decide.
- Amount: You decide.
- If you have any questions, please give us a call at (423) 265-0586.