A supporting organization of the Bucks County Foundation



In 2004, the Newtown Community Foundation (NCF) officially incorporated and received its 501 (c)(3) charitable status meaning all funds invested are tax deductible to the donor. In 2005, the Board decided to become a supporting organization of the Bucks County Foundation, a community foundation serving all of Bucks County since 1979.

As a Supporting Organization, Newtown can offer the same range of funds, use the same guidelines, and avoid the administrative expenses of a larger organization. Early in 2005, Newtown Community Foundation received its first gift and invited the community to invest in the future of Newtown.



  • Richard Rogers- President
  • William Kolenda CPA- Treasurer
  • Keith Brown Esq.- Secretary


  • Mark Klein
  • Dan Schaeffer
  • Jim Coane
  • Nancy Pickering

Newtown has that rare combination of history and picture-book beauty in a quaint and charming town that has kept its pioneering spirit throughout its 325 years.

Foundation Services

A named fund at NCF enables you to channel your philanthropy in multiple directions from one source. Any individual, family business, private foundation, or organization can create a fund at NCF by making a contribution of cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, or mutual funds.

Unrestricted Funds

These funds, also called discretionary funds, provide the greatest flexibility to the Foundation in its goal of responding to the changing needs and emerging opportunities for Bucks County. These funds are used to support our grantmaking.

Donor Advised Funds

A donor advised fund is a flexible giving vehicle that offers immediate tax benefits and allows donors to support the charities of their choice on their own schedule through grant recommendations. Donors’ charitable priorities may change from year to year.

Donor Designated Funds

Donor Designated funds benefit the nonprofits you designate with an annual gift in perpetuity.

Field of Interest Funds

Field of Interest funds support areas of special concern to the donors. Donors can request the Foundation to award grants within defined spheres of interest such as the arts, education, environment, animals, or health.

Scholarship Funds

A scholarship fund helps students pursue their higher education goals. Donors can establish scholarship criteria or leave it to the discretion of the Foundation.

Agency Endowment Funds

Agency Funds are established by nonprofit organizations to provide perpetual income for their financial future. The Foundation handles all administrative and investment responsibilities, freeing the organization to pursue its charitable mission.

Other types of funds available

Create a fund for your charitable intent

  • Memorial Funds
  • Corporate Advised Funds
  • Supporting Organization Funds
  • Temporary/Pass-through Funds
  • Fiscal Sponsorships
  • Operating Funds
  • Transfer of Family/Private Foundation


Planned gifts are those deferred through a future date and may require the assistance of professional advisors. Donors may make planned gifts to the Newtown Community Foundation through bequests, trusts, life insurance policies, and charitable gift annuities. The most common form of a planned gift is a sample bequest, made when the donor includes the NCF in his or her will. The donor may bequeath a gift in general or to establish a fund of the Foundation.


As a public charity under the law, NCF serves you, the donor by offering you maximum tax advantages while supporting your interests. The Foundation is permitted to receive a wide range of gifts and can assist a donor with a variety of tax-planning, estate planning and planned giving options. Establishing a fund within the Foundation is a simple way for you to leave a legacy and make an investment in your community’s future.

The NCF can assure current and future donors that the intent of their charitable funds will be honored in perpetuity, regardless of what happens to the donor or the organization. The Foundation is a permanent legal entity dedicated to community betterment through philanthropy.

Getting Started

The Foundation will be happy to work with you to develop an effective structure for your philanthropy. For more information about investing in the NCF call the Foundation office at 215-997-8566.

It’s never too late to create your legacy

Newtown Community Foundation
P.O. Box 2073,
Doylestown, PA 18901


Mandy Mundy, Executive Director