Fund Options

Designated Fund

Your children have benefited extraordinarily from two local programs. You want to make a long-term contribution to these wonderful places. You, the donor, identifies one (or more) nonprofit organizations that serve Brookline to receive annual support, and make a gift from which these annual grants will be made. 

Donor-Advised Fund

You want to partner with BCF to make a difference in Brookline. You, the donor, makes recommendations as to where you would like your contributions to be used.    

Field of Interest Fund

If you care more about one area of community interest than any other, you may want to consider giving to, or creating, a Field of Interest Fund. You, the donor identifies one (or more) areas of community interest, and the specific grant selection is left to the BCF Grants Committee. 

Named Unrestricted Fund (or Discretionary Fund)

Community needs change over time. By creating an unrestricted fund, you, the donor, can enable the Brookline Community Foundation Program and Grants Committee to make grants to provide for those changing needs. 

Gifts to Existing Funds

To maximize smaller gifts or to participate in ongoing efforts led by others, anyone may contribute gifts of any size to existing grant making funds.


To discuss how BCF can best assist you with your philanthropic ideas, contact Executive Director Jenny Amory at 617-566-4442.

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