Types of Passion Funds

“There is a wisdom of the head, and…a wisdom of the heart.” – Charles Dickens


You may choose from a series of easy-to-establish funds customized to enable you to fund your charitable passions while using tax-wise financial strategies that are thoughtful, meaningful and effective.

We are happy to visit with you to discuss your goals and suggest which type fund is best for you. We will prepare a simple fund agreement and arrange to transfer your gift to your fund.



At A Glance: A highly personal approach to giving. A simple and affordable alternative to a private foundation.

Contribute to your fund as often as you like, receive maximum allowable tax deductions, and enjoy recommending grants to any IRS qualified U.S. charities over time - whenever you choose.

Learn more about Donor Advised Funds.




At A Glance: Help sustain and grow your favorite charity organization.

Support your favorite charity organization by providing for their long-term sustainability and success.

Learn more about Donor Designated Funds.




At A Glance: Connect your personal passion for a specific area of concern to well-managed solutions.

You have a passion to improve a specific charitable cause or community problem, for example, education, healthcare, children's development, arts and sciences, or the environment. The Community Foundation can work for you to develop and implement impactful giving. 

Learn more about Field of Interest Funds.




At A Glance: Help deserving students achieve their dreams.

Scholarship Funds provide you with the opportunity to give back by investing in qualifying students' futures and their contributions to society. Honor a loved one, memorialize a gifted educator-mentor, or create a special incentive to inspire great effort.

Learn more about Scholarship Funds.




At A Glance: Meeting the ever-changing needs of our community.

No one knows what tomorrow may bring for our community. Unrestricted funds allow us to respond thoughtfully and quickly to our community's need.

Learn more about the United Way Unrestricted Fund. 




At A Glance: Forever sustain the United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties, Inc.

The Leading EDGE Society represents our community leaders’ commitment and vision for our community as a place for families and businesses to thrive for generations to come. The EDGE fund is a growing endowment whose earnings will offset the operating costs of the United Way and enable 100% of the annual campaign donations to go directly to people in need.

Learn more about the EDGE Fund.