Community Funds

This is where we recommend donors direct their contributions because they are unrestricted funds. These funds constitute the core of Osprey’s ability to strengthen our community. These funds are best suited to donors whose goals may include:

  • supporting emerging opportunities and addressing issues of importance as they change over time
  • giving back to the community rather than supporting a particular organization or cause
    supporting a broad range of charitable interests

Field of Interest Funds

This option allows donors to direct grants to a particular area of interest and are best suited to donors whose goals may include:

  • addressing issues pertaining to one or more specific charitable causes or making an impact on a particular area of concern in the community
  • gaining assurance that if specific charitable organizations serving their current areas of interest change their mission or effectiveness over time, the intended impact will remain unaffected as the causes will still be served

Designated Funds

This type of fund allows donors to choose specific charitable organizations that will be perpetual beneficiaries of the annual income generated by their gifts, without the organizations themselves having to bear the burden of endowment management. They are best suited for donors whose goals may include:

  • making an enduring gift to one or more charities of their choice
  • providing a steady stream of income to organizations
  • contributing to several named charities through one single gift
"I wanted to do something local, such as helping seniors in our hospital here, and the fund I chose was a good fit with what I wanted to do. The donation is also a memorial to my wife; it fulfilled her wishes too."
Peter Haliday, donor Friends of Nelson Elders in Care Fund