Ways to Give
Mailing Address: PO BOX 1808, Brownsville, Texas 78522
Phone number: 956.572.0304




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Ways to Give


What Kind of Fund Can I Create?

Because the overall goal of your Brownsville Community Foundation is to build a permanent source of philanthropic support for our community for generations to come, the vast majority of our funds are permanently endowed. In all cases, The Brownsville Community Foundation works with individual donors and professional advisors to create funds that meet unique philanthropic and estate-planning needs.


Donor Advised Funds

An attractive alternate to the creation of a private foundation, distributions from these funds are made through consultation and with the advice of the donor to benefit charitable organizations.  Also, a donor-advised funds are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Scholarship Funds

Scholarship Funds are perfect for donors who value education and want to give others an opportunity to pursue their dreams.  This fund can establish a scholarship fund to honor a loved one or be given anonymously.


Unrestricted Funds

These funds enable the Brownsville Community Foundation to meet the community’s most pressing needs that often cannot be anticipated by at the time the gift is made.


Designated Funds

These funds are created to benefit specific non-profit organizations or purpose in perpetuity.  Also, non-profit organizations may establish their own endowments with the foundation providing permanent structure and professional investment management.


Field of Interest

Field of Interest funds allow the donor to support a particular broad charitable cause, such as cancer research, arts, youth programs the disabled to name a few.


Pass-Through Funds

Pass-Through funds can be established to allow a gift to the Foundation to “pass through” to their favored charity.  This may be appropriate when anonymity is important, unique property is gifted, many gifts are planned from a single asset, or in other unusual circumstances.