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Benefits of Using Dearborn Community Foundation

The Dearborn Community Foundation, Inc., in just nine years has established itself as the leading charitable organization in Dearborn County. The DCF staff is a group of courteous, experienced professionals that are dedicated to making a difference in their community through top-notch service to donors, grantees and other community members, as well as, by providing professional support to board members.

DCF offers trustworthy, local expertise, and personalized service to help any donor create a legacy that makes a difference in our community.


DCF has been in existence since December 1997. We are the leading charitable organization in our community. Others turn to us for support and advice. We take pride in playing the role of the leading nonprofit in our community. We take special pride in carrying out the dreams of our donors.

We Volunteer Too!

Our staff and board and committee members are made up of caring, concerned members of our community who volunteer their time serving numerous other organizations in Dearborn County. The people who make up our board and committees are also donors and they understand the needs in our community because they are involved.

We’re Flexible

We will work with you to give now or in the future. We will help you customize a giving plan that makes your charitable giving wishes come true.


An independent, certified audit of DCF is completed annually. The Foundation makes all audit reports and financials available to the public upon request. (see our Policy of Public Availability here)

We Get Personal

We will meet with you, and, at your request, we will meet with your financial advisor or your attorney to discuss your charitable giving needs.

Privacy Policy

We have a privacy policy that protects you. You can decide whether you want to be recognized publicly for your generous contribution, or if you want to remain anonymous.

Maximum Tax Deductions

DCF is a community foundation and donors’ contributions qualify for the maximum deduction allowed in the year when gifts are made. Of course, we suggest donors seek advice from professional advisors regarding tax issues.

Top-notch Investment Advisors

Our investment advisors manage a portfolio aimed at long-term growth in the market.