Lifetime Giving

You have many gift-giving options

How and what you give depends on what you want to accomplish with your giving. Our Philanthropic Services team is always happy to to discuss your best giving options. We also encourage you to discuss your plans with your professional advisor.


Quick and easy. Gifts of cash can be made with a simple check or bank transfer. Receive a charitable gift tax deduction at the time of gift into a fund.

Stocks, bonds, mutual funds

Receive a charitable gift tax deduction for the full fair market value and avoid paying capital gains tax. These options can provide greater tax benefits than a cash gift of the same amount.

Real estate

A home, business property, or land can be can be gifted into a fund that produces income. Receive a deduction for the value of the appraised market value and avoid capital gains tax.

Life insurance

Add the Community Foundation as a primary, secondary, or contingent beneficiary of your policy. You can also receive a tax deduction for the computed current value of a paid-up policy or premium payments for a new policy.

Closely held stock

Receive a charitable deduction for the appraised fair market value and avoid tax on the capital gain. Later, the company may redeem or another shareholder may buy back the stock at its fair market value.

401K + IRAs

Use your retirement benefits to work for you, your family, and charity. Add the Community Foundation as a beneficiary to the remaining balance or the annual distribution and pass assets tax-free.

Quote from a Fundholder

“We joined because we value the increased ability collective grantmaking has to address important community needs.”

Getting started
is easy

When you create a charitable fund with the Community Foundation, you create an enduring legacy that reflects your charitable values now, and into the future. Discussing your charitable intentions with us can lead to a much better result than going it alone – and will ensure that your gift is used just as you wish.

Contact a Philanthropic Advisor