Skip to content

Gift Planning Resources

Forever Lancaster Mug

Partners in Planning

Our work is to embolden you, your ideas, and your hopes for Lancaster County. The Community Foundation and the Forever Lancaster movement builds bridges between gifts and community impact.

Let’s dream big!  Maybe you want every child in Lancaster to have access to a quality education; maybe you want to help preserve our picturesque countryside and farmland; maybe you want to be sure every family has an affordable home that’s close to work. Whatever your passion, knowledgeable staff will help every step of the way—from planning your initial gift to making the impact you desire.

Contact us as your first step in planning to start not just a process, but a personal, impactful relationship. We help you invest in the causes you care about to  keep our community moving forward. 


What is Endowment?

An Endowment is a permanent fund that will generate income to benefit a charitable cause or organization. You can even create an endowment to meet the changing needs and opportunities in Lancaster County over time. Endowed funds are designed to last. Forever.

Estimate My Impact

A Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) is one way to give back to the community you love while realizing a lifetime income from the gift. Use our interactive calculator to see how a donation through a CGA will make an impact over time.

Need a Will?

Need a competent attorney to help you plan and don’t know where to look? The Lawyer Referral Service matches people with Lancaster Bar Association Member Attorneys. Our expert staff- along with you and your chosen professional advisor- make your charitable planning a breeze. 

Newsletter Sign Up