The Community Foundation of Shelby County is a tax-exempt charitable organization that partners with donors who want to advance the community’s quality of life and capacity for excellence. They cultivate, administer and distribute legacy gifts for the benefit of their community. Each charitable fund is given a name and purpose by the individuals, families, or organizations who establish it. Foundation trustees and staff abide by the purpose of the charitable fund, making grants to specified causes or organizations in the name of the fund. They help you carry out your charitable wishes during your lifetime and into the future.