Making Donations to Your Fund

Current Giving

  • Cash Giving

    Cash Gifts Donors can give by check, money order or cash. These contributions are deductible to as much as 50% of your adjusted gross income, with a five-year carry over for any excess.

  • Other Assets

    Gifts of appreciated securities or real estate may allow you to make a substantial contribution while receiving valuable tax advantages. Generally, a donor may deduct the fair market value of the gift to as much as 30% of your adjusted gross income, with a five-year carry over for any excess. Most importantly, the capital gain from the donated asset passes tax free to your fund at the Foundation. Other gifts, such as closely held stock, IRA assets, partnership interests, and some tangible personal property may also be accepted based on review by our board.

Planned Giving for the Future

When you include a gift to your fund at the Foundation in your estate plan, you make a charitable gift, enjoy tax benefits, and preserve economic security for yourself and your family. We can work with you and your professional advisor to find a charitable estate vehicle that works for you. Some future gifts may allow you to receive an income during your lifetime and benefit your favorite causes after you are gone.