Tribute & Memorial Funds

Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Memorial & Tribute Fund options are an ideal way to honor the memory of a loved one or commemorate a life milestone, such as a wedding, bar mitzvah, or the birth of a child.

There is no minimum to open a Memorial or Tribute Fund. With Memorial and Tribute Funds, you have one year to increase your Fund balance to at least $5,000 or grant the funds to a charity or charities of your choice. The Foundation can also set up an online donation page on our website in order to collect contributions from friends and family.



  • Named fund
  • No initial contribution required to open
  • Make an initial contribution via stock transfer, check, or credit card
  • Multiple investment options
  • Annual fee of 1% or a minimum of $250, whichever is highest
  • A Fund donate page hosted on our website
  • Immediate tax deduction for the full amount of any contributions
  • No minimum annual grant making requirement
  • One year to increase your balance to at least $5,000 or grant out all funds
  • Quick and easy set-up

* For fund balances under $5,000. Funds of $5,000+ are assessed a 1% annual fee
per the Terms and Conditions of our Classic Donor Advised Fund