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Giving to The Community Foundation is as easy as choosing what avenue is most appropriate. Donors may establish a fund by immediately transferring assets to The Community Foundation, by making a planned or deferred gift The Foundation will receive in the future, or by giving both ways.

Types of Gifts
Gifts of Cash

Donors may contribute any amount to any existing fund by writing a check to The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette. Whether in honor or memory of someone or to meet personal charitable wishes, cash gifts help The Foundation support many community needs.

Donors may also give to an agency endowment to suport a specific organization's mission for years to come.

Publicly Traded Securities

Contributions of secirities are attractive to those who have held stocks or bonds for a long time. Donors with appreciated securities can contribute them and avoid significant capital gains taxes.

Life Insurance

Donors may name The Community Foundation as owner and beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy, receiving a current income tax deducation on premium payments.

Online Giving

Contributions in any amount charged to donors' credit cards, debit cards, or bank accounts, may be made by clicking the donate button above.


Deferred Gifts

Donors may designate bequests to The Foundation in wills or living trusts, in set amounts, as a percentage of an estate's value, or residual amounts. These bequests are exempt from estate tax.

Charitable Gift Annuity

With a charitable gift annuity, donors agree to transfer cash or stock to The Foundation in exchange for lifetime income. Tax benefits and attractive, age-based payout rates are available. To read more about charitable gift annuities, click here.

Individual Retirement Accounts

Designating The Foundation as beneficiary of an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is an excellent way to make a charitable gift, using an asset that otherwise might be heavily taxed as part of the donor's estate.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Charitable remainder trusts allow donors to place cash, securities, real estate, or other assets in a trust, which The Foundation invests. The trust provides income to the donor or a loved one for life, then the balance goes to The Foundation for a charity of the donor's choice.

Call The Foundation to request a copy of our gift acceptance policy.


The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette
300 Main Street, Suite 100
Lafayette, IN 47901

Phone (765) 742-9078
Fax (765) 742-2428

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