Getting Started with a Public Foundation: A public foundation – also known as a public charity – draws the majority of its funding from friends, family and the general public. In contrast, private foundations have funds provided by a single donor or family.

Setting Up a Public Foundation

For more information about setting up a public foundation, here are a few helpful resources:

To set up a free collective giving fund: www.fjc.org
To set up a 501(c)(3) charity for $1,000: www.501c3.org