Open a Fund

By partnering with CCF, donors join a 100-year tradition of improving lives, uplifting communities and fostering positive social change here at home and around the world. Our broad-based expertise and range of services make us an ideal partner for transforming any philanthropic dream into a reality.




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Fund Application Form

A charitable fund with California Community Foundation allows donors to potentially realize the greatest tax benefits of charitable giving while flexibly supporting their favorite charities over time.


To open a fund, follow three easy steps:


  1. Fill out this form – Simply complete this fund application form, which should take 5-10 minutes.
  1. Finalize your new fund agreement – Upon receipt of your fund application, California Community Foundation staff will contact you to finalize your new fund agreement. Once reviewed and approved, all applications and agreements received in good order will be opened within 2 business days.
  1. Fund your account – The minimum initial contribution is $25,000, and you may fund the account at any time within 2 weeks of your application submission. Once your account is funded you may begin recommending grants.


By opening this charitable fund online and clicking the box below, you confirm that you have read and agree to the terms of the California Community Foundation’s Charitable Fund Guidelines and that all donated assets become the property of California Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization.