Adams County Community Foundation

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Save the Date! The 2017 Giving Spree date has been set - Thursday, November 9th from 4-6:30.

IRA Charitable Rollover is permanent. Learn more...

May 1, 2014 - When you shop, AmazonSmile gives. For every purchase you make on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the qualifying purchase price to Adams County Community Foundation, Inc. Search and purchase hundreds of the same products and same prices you love on Amazon, while supporting our charitable organization. Start shopping to donate.

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Please visit the new Adams County Dollars for Scholars website! A user-friendly way to help students in the community access more local and nation-wide scholarships.


The Emma G. Musselman Foundation and the M.C. Jones Foundation provided the initial seed money for the Community Impact Fund. Some of the annual donors were Adams County National Bank, Gettysburg Rotary Club and many other individuals. This fund is for unrestricted use and the earnings are distributed to charities demonstrating need. To give to this fund or to find out more about the many different funds available, click here.

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Creating a New Fund

The staff of the Adams County Community Foundation will make it easy to create your charitable fund. We do all of the paperwork and will give you the information necessary to guide your fund. We recommend you follow these steps:

  • Discuss your charitable ideas and goals with your family, friends, attorney and financial advisor.
  • Determine how you might best achieve your charitable goals and discuss the size and type of gift that is suited for your resources.
  • Contact the foundation to consider the type of fund that meets your charitable interests. Our goal is to help you create the fund that meets your goals.
  • Name your fund. A new fund may be created in your name or a loved one's name, as a memorial to a loved one, or named for a charitable cause that reflects the fund's purpose. If you wish, you, as the donor, may choose to remain anonymous.

Click here to download a PDF of the new fund agreement paperwork.

For more information e-mail Barbara Ernico or call 717-337-0060.