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Create A Fund

Create a fund; whether attuned to a specific field of interest, a fund advised by you, a community fund, a scholarship, etc. The possibilities are endless and we are here to help answer any questions!

Contact our Donors Services Officer! 

Charitable Gift Annuity Calculator

There are many ways you can support your favorite causes through the Community Foundation. Giving through a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) is unique in that it allows you to arrange a generous gift to your community while providing you with a new income source you can count on for the rest of your life.


Check out the calculator here 

Already Have An Idea?

If you aready have an idea start now by outlining your intentions. Whether you want to start a donor-advised fund, a CGA, designated, or field of interest fund; we are sure there is something here for you. 

Creating A Legacy

Only you can decide the impact you wish to leave behind. Whether you create a fund today, donate to an existing fund, or establish an endowed fund for a future date your impact will be extraordinary. 

An endowment is a permanent fund that will generate income to benefit a charitable cause or organization. We offer a variety of funds to fit the specific vision of each donor. Endowed funds can start today but are designed to last. Forever. 

Want to learn more about establishing a fund TODAY? Click here 


Support the causes you care about forever by creating an endowed fund that is established at a future date. Be part of the Forever Lancaster movement with a simple bequest through your will or a change of beneficiary on life insurance or a retirement account. This simple step will translate into a legacy deeply connected to Lancaster and supporting the causes that are important to you.

Learn more about establishing a legacy


Our scholarships connect generous donors with enterprising students. We offer both general scholarships and school-specific scholarships.

*School-specific scholarships are managed by the individual schools and have different deadlines.


Want to get involved? Volunteer or learn more about our annual Extraordinary Give!



We have an extraordinary Forever Lancaster team here to help you along the way of making your impact. 

Director of Forever Lancaster Jess Mailhot

Director of Forever Lancaster, Jess Mailhot- Contact now!

Ashlinn Masland-Sarani

Donor Services Officer, Ashlinn Masland-Sarani- Contact now!

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