Advantages of a Community Fund

Gifts given during your lifetime or as a bequest after you are gone not only benefit your favorite charitable causes forever, but also offer you distinct advantages. Here are some of the special benefits of creating a fund with the Foundation.

Flexibility: The flexibility of the Foundation provides a wide spectrum of charitable options that match your interests and priorities. Arts and Education, Health Care and Human Services, Animal Welfare and the Environment are all within your charitable reach.

Recognition: Funds established in the names of donors or loved ones forge permanent connections with the community. Or donors may request anonymity and be assured that their wishes will be respected.

Permanence: The Foundation oversees donors’ funds in perpetuity, making sure that they are used exactly as intended. Endowed dreams are For Good. For Ever. ®

Cost-Effectiveness: Thanks to the pooling of numerous funds, donors benefit from economies of scale for investment and administration.

Tax Benefits: The Foundation is a public charity under Federal tax law; gifts made during a donor’s lifetime may result in important tax advantages. Bequests may be deductible for Federal Estate Tax purposes.

Professional Management: In addition to an experienced staff, the Foundation’s assets are invested by some of the nation’s most outstanding financial management firms. Investments are overseen by a separate volunteer committee of the Board, chosen for their experience in financial management.