Start a Fund


Creating a fund with the Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation is a flexible and effective way to make a lasting impact in Accomack and Northampton counties and to fulfill your charitable goals. The Foundation provides an alternative to starting a private foundation and accepts both current and deferred gifts.

You Can Do It

Any individual, family, business, nonprofit organization or private foundation can establish a fund and receive all the benefits offered by the Foundation. These include administrative and record-keeping services, timely distribution of grants and assistance in identifying grant opportunities for donors with donor advised funds.



Establishing a fund with the Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation is simple, with the principle document being a fund agreement between the donor, ESVCF, and the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, which holds all ESVCF capital assets in keeping with the affiliate relationship between the two Foundations.

Our Role

The Foundation often plays an important role in donors’ estate planning. Our staff and board are prepared to work with potential donors and their professional advisors to help donors achieve their charitable goals. We can assist you in selecting the appropriate fund to meet your needs. Let us know if you need information or materials that can be of help in making your decision.