Charitable Giving

Become A Donor

You can make a difference when you donate to the Lake Area Foundation.

Donors to the Lake Area Foundation (LAF) are special people and we appreciate them. They're committed to making a difference in our community through their gifts. Whether you are passionate about supporting the arts, building the community infrastructure, enriching education, protecting the environment, safeguarding health or serving vulnerable populations you can make a difference through your donations to the foundation.

Individuals, families, corporations, institutions or nonprofit organizations may establish funds with the LAF. We offer our donors many ways to meet their charitable goals. LAF funds operate as perpetual endowments.

What is an endowment?

An endowment is a permanent fund that distributes only the income. The fund is invested and continues to grow through sound stewardship; the recipient (your cause, institution or nonprofit) continues to receive a perpetual and ever-increasing amount of income. Because your dollars are pooled for investment, you can maximize giving and fund growth.