Benefits to Donors

Simplicity

It's easy and convenient to make a donation or establish a fund. One gift can benefit several worthwhile projects through unrestricted funds or through funds of the donor's choosing. 

Permanence

The Foundation is a permanent part of the community. A contribution will provide charitable benefits indefinitely since fund principal is retained, and generally only earnings are used for grantmaking.

Flexibility

There are a variety of funds that can be set up by a donor, and many types of assets can be used to start a fund. Funds may be designated for a specific purpose or organization or set up with no restrictions on how the money is used.

Tax Benefits

Contributions to The Community Foundation qualify for maximum deductibility under tax laws.

Accountability

Annual independent auditing and filing of tax returns, and a carefully selected volunteer board, ensure the use of funds in the public interest. Donations will always be used in accordance with the donor's intent.