The Hudson Community Foundation, established by Hudson residents and governed by a volunteer board with professional staff, is a philanthropic partner that helps families, individuals and companies maximize the impact of their charitable dollars by contributing to causes and nonprofit organizations locally and nationwide.

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What We Do

The mission of the Hudson Community Foundation is to enhance the overall quality of life in Hudson by increasing charitable giving, educating and connecting donors to community needs and leading on community issues.

How We Do It

Donor Advised Funds
Hudson Community Foundation provides a simple and flexible way for individuals to manage charitable giving while maximizing impact and minimizing tax burdens and record keeping.

Hudson NOW Fund
This unrestricted fund allows Hudson Community Foundation to collectively meet immediate and changing needs in the Hudson community.

Hudson FOREVER Fund
This fund’s purpose is to provide long term charitable giving to the Hudson community. It is the growth of this fund that ensures that the Hudson Community Foundation will have unrestricted resources available to address needs in the future

The David Hudson Legacy Society
The David Hudson Legacy Society honors those who have included a planned gift to any of the current funds or will use a planned gift to establish a fund at Hudson Community Foundation.

What Makes Us Different?

Charitable funds are available at a number of institutions, but not all funds are alike.  Many funds are sponsored by financial services companies, which limit your choices.  But Hudson Community Foundation is a local community resource. We don’t sell products, we work together with you and your financial advisor – maximum objectivity. And unlike most other programs, HCF encourages your family to be involved with your charitable giving. In fact, we have donors who have set up funds in their family’s name, making it a point to involve their children and grandchildren when selecting charitable causes. We can’t think of a better way to pass along your values of giving back.

You Can Make A Difference With YOUR IRA – TAX-FREE

By giving through your community foundation, you can use your gift to meet ever-changing community needs—including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made. Your gift can target the causes and programs you care about most.

Hudson Community Foundation understands our community’s most pressing issues and can help you establish a fund to make an impact in areas of need or opportunity that are important to you. Here are three great ways to turn your IRA into community good:


Hudson NOW or FOREVER Community Funds—Meeting ever-changing community needs.

Address a broad range of current and future needs. Hudson Community Foundation evaluates all aspects of community well-being—arts and culture, education, historical preservation, health and human services—and awards strategic grants to high-impact projects and programs.

Field of Interest Fund—Connecting personal values to high-impact opportunities.

Target gifts to the cause most important to you: arts, education, neighborhood revitalization, youth welfare and more. Hudson Community Foundation awards grants to community organizations and programs addressing your special interest area.

Designated Fund—Helping organizations sustain and grow.

Support the good work of a specific nonprofit organization— any qualifying nonprofit charitable organization—by creating a specially Designated Fund. The community foundation will invest your gift for long-term growth and issue grants to your favorite nonprofit on a regular basis.

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