Become a Donor

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The Community Foundation provides individuals, families and businesses with a simple, flexible and cost-effective vehicle for accomplishing their charitable goals.

We can help you:

  • Identify nonprofit organizations as potential grantees.

  • Arrange site visits to local nonprofits.

  • Understand local social service trends and emerging community needs.

  • Establish a lasting philanthropic legacy for you and your family.

Benefits to Donors

Personalized Service

  • You will receive prompt, personal service, tailored to your charitable and financial objectives.

  • We help you invest in causes that you care most about.

  • We are a local organization with broad knowledge of community issues and needs.


Organized Charitable Giving

  • You receive one tax receipt for all of your charitable gifts.

  • You receive regular reports showing the charities you are giving to and the amounts given to each.

  • Your charitable fund acts as a buffer for on-the-spot solicitations.

 

Maximum Tax Advantages

  • If you choose to use appreciated assets to establish your fund, you escape capital gains tax leaving more dollars to support your favorite charities.

  • You may also choose to give larger amounts in good income years to shelter income and then over time, recommend grants to your favorite charities.

  • We invest your charitable dollars allowing you to give away more.

  • You receive a current income tax deduction and the gift to your fund removes assets from your estate thereby reducing future estate tax liabilities.

 

Generational Giving

  • You may include your children and grandchildren in your philanthropy to share your values and traditions of giving back.

 

Legacy Giving

  • You may continue your giving and support favorite charities beyond your lifetime.

 

Anonymity in Giving and Granting

Learn more the  types of Donor Funds that can be established 

at the Community Foundation.