The Upper Arlington Community Foundation provides general gift, estate and financial planning information and does not provide legal, accounting or other professional advice. For assistance in planning charitable gifts with tax and other financial implications the services of appropriate professional advisors should be obtained. An attorney should be consulted for advice if your plans require preparation or revision of a will, trust or other legal document. Tax issues can require specialized assistance too, as tax deductions may vary based on individual circumstances and applicable federal discount rates.


The Upper Arlington Community Foundation works closely with you and your professional advisor to find the perfect match for your charitable goals. We want to ensure that you choose the best possible giving method that will meet your own financial objectives, provide for your heirs, and do all you want in your community now and for the future. We work closely with you and/or your professional advisor to find the perfect match for your charitable goals. There are a wide variety of giving options available for individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits.

Many of our donors give during their lifetime or create a bequest in their will. Please review Outright Gifts, Remainder Gifts, Income Plans, and Tribute & Memorial Gifts to learn more about the types of gifts that can be made as well as the instruments available to assist you in fulfilling your charitable goals.


  • Designate your donation to address an issue you’re concerned about–for example: health, education, or the environment
  • Make an open-ended, unrestricted gift that can be used to address a variety of community needs, as well as changing or emerging issues
  • Direct your gift to one of our foundation’s existing funds that best matches your interest
  • Start your very own fund to carry out your personal philanthropic ideals
  • Include a gift to the foundation each year as part of your charitable giving
  • Remember the community foundation with a future gift in your will or estate plan
  • Honor or memorialize a friend or loved one by making a gift in their name
  • Create a planned gift such as a charitable annuity or trust that will benefit the community while paying you an income during your lifetime