Field of Interest Funds

Ben & Jenny Bredemeier established a Field of Interest Fund to help fund youth programming for student in Galesburg.

A Field of Interest Fund allows you to target your gift to address a specific area of interest. Identify a cause or special area of interest and award grants to nonprofit organizations making a difference. Perhaps you are passionate about children, education, agriculture, food, human services, animals and the list goes on—Field of Interest Funds allow your gift to impact the causes you care about most.

What Are The Benefits?


Field of Interest Funds address needs for the interest area you designate. Additionally, other donors with the same interests can give to the fund for maximum impact.


You can have confidence that your charitable dollars are being wisely invested, managed and granted.


Add to the fund anytime. GCF can accept donations of almost any asset including real estate, cash and stocks.

Professional Investment Expertise

The Foundation is able to work with leading investment managers, including yours, if you desire. Foundation assets are broadly diversified among many different asset classes.

Maximum Charitable Tax Deduction

Your initial gift to create a fund – and subsequent gifts to support it receive the maximum tax benefits allowed by law. In addition to cash, the Foundation accepts gifts of securities, real estate, and other personal property, which may help you avoid capital gains taxes on appreciated assets.

To learn more about establishing a Field of Interest Fund call us today at 309.344.8898.