What is a community foundation?

The Adams County Community Foundation, Inc. (ACCF) located in Decatur, Indiana, is one of approximately 700 community foundations in the United States. Community foundations are set up by individuals, corporations, and families that are dedicated to improving the quality of life in a specific region. All community foundations share the common goal of serving donors, nonprofit organizations, and the community as a whole. The ACCF is a tax-exempt public charity that allows people to establish permanent endowment funds within the scope of one large foundation. We also offer an inexpensive, value-added way to establish a named family fund. The distributions from these separate funds - and the principal if the donor desires - are available to respond to emerging opportunities and needs in our local community.