Charitable Vehicles

No matter what your charitable passion may be, we help maximize the impact of your giving today and into the future.

Our professional expertise and commitment to our community will help to translate your passions into actions that matter to you and make a difference to others. Our goal is to provide sound financial stewardship while keeping your gift giving objectives in mind first. By listening to and working with you, we find creative solutions that help maximize the impact of your giving today and into the future.

Philanthropic Vehicles


Planned gifts of cash, securities or real property can significantly reduce the taxes payable by your estate, benefit your heirs and your fund will continue your good work in your name permanently.

Designated Fund

Provides perpetual support to specific charities that a donor cares about.

Donor Advised Fund

Personal charitable account into which donors make tax-deductible contributions. The donor advises where to direct grants – to any 501(c)(3) public charity in the country.

Field of Interest Fund

Supports a specific area of interest the donor cares about. CFSC evaluates and makes grants to nonprofits making the greatest impact in the interest area.

Future Fund

A fund created with legacy intentions defined in perpetuity.

Scholarship Fund

Helps deserving students of all ages reach their dreams of higher education and improved prospects for the future.

Unrestricted Fund

A fund set up to allow CFSC to determine greatest need in the community and make grants to nonprofits having the greatest impact.

You can enjoy benefits such as guaranteed income, maximized retirement plan benefits and support for your favorite causes or organizations through vehicles such as charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities and charitable lead trusts.


Need Assistance?

Marlo Turner
Senior Vice President, Philanthropy
(941) 556-7178
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The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has a Donor Bill of Rights PDF and a Donor Confidentiality Policy [PDF]. If you have any questions about either of these policies, please call (941) 955-3000 or email

Community Foundation of Sarasota County

2635 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota FL 34237
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