Why Work with WCF
Our goal is to make it easy for you to give, and it's a goal we work hard to meet.
You want to make a difference
If you wish to leave a gift that costs nothing during your lifetime, you can include the Westchester Community Foundation in your will or estate plan, ensuring that your charitable vision endures forever. You can leave a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder after distributions to other beneficiaries.
You want flexibility
You can give now through a donor-advised fund or leave a legacy for future generations, or both. Donor-advised funds can be unrestricted, giving you complete flexibility, or restricted to a field of interest, such as helping the elderly or children. You can advise a field-of-interest fund, or have us find the most effective nonprofits working on the issues you care about. We pride ourselves in offering our donors highly personalized service when desired.
You want to work with experts
Our staff is nationally respected for its grantmaking, financial management, and excellent service. Additionally, we also have deep understanding of regional needs and the nonprofits addressing such needs. We offer as much or as little assistance as you want.
You want to fund the future
We honor the legacies of past donors forever, making grants to charities tackling today's problems from funds set up many years ago.