Saras Garden.jpg1The Defiance Area Foundation offers a variety of ways for you to make donations to reach your philanthropic goals. We offer an amazing array of charitable giving opportunities – the causes you support, the assets you give, and the form your giving takes can all be customized to meet your own individual needs and interests. All approved contributions are tax deductible.

What is an endowment?
An endowment is a pool of money that provides income for the continuing maintenance or on-going support of an organization or program. An endowment is designed so that the original gift of the donor is preserved, only the income the original gift generates is spent. An endowment should be thought of as permanent.

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The Defiance Area Foundation is here to serve you. The Foundation exists to administer charitable gifts in accordance with the wishes of the donors. The Defiance Area Foundation will continue to meet your charitable goals long into the future. What is important to the donors is what is important to The Foundation. The Defiance Area Foundation will work with you to provide for your favorite church, school, or other charitable organization no matter where those organizations may be located.

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There are many ways to start a fund which allows donors the freedom and flexibility to identify how they want their charitable dollars to be used now and in the future.  The choice is yours.  Do you want to a support a special field of interest, or a specific organization?   Do you want to launch a scholarship in memory or honor of a loved one?  By identifying your philanthropic goals and supporting your passion, a fund can be created to meet your needs.  The Foundation has a number of options for you, your family business, or your non-profit organization to help you carry out your wishes.