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Community Funds are independent charitable organizations that became increasingly popular after the 1929 stock market crash, which launched the U.S into the Great Depression. Private charities, which relied on funding from the federal government, were failing which meant there was a void to fill and the general public lost trust in the larger, private charities. Community Funds have broad missions that support the development of the community they serve.