Community Fund

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Text on Button COMMUNITY FUND I GAVE 1929
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An illustration of a heart sits in the center with a slash with going through it. The slash has large white text inside and above and below the  heart is red text. Everything is set against a white background. 

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G  Union Label
3035-37 W.LAKE ST.

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Community funds are independent charitable organizations that serve geographically defined territories. Their mission's are broadly defined and support development projects within the area. Due to the broad mission, individuals, businesses and other nonprofit groups often contribute to private institutions within the fund. 

This button does not specify which city this community fund this donation is from. but does specify which year. In 1929, the stock market crash launched the U.S. into the Great Depression. With an increase in federal government aid, private charities were no longer successful. This fund button shows the community's trust in more broad, community-wide charities. 


Wikipedia (2015 March, 15). Community foundation. Wikipedia: The free encyclopedia.

Roberts, Russell (2008). The concise encyclopedia of economics: Charity. Library of Economics and Liberty.

Catalog ID CA0122