The Community Foundation helps you give to benefit the causes, communities or organizations that are important to you.  And when you’re gone, we carry out your wishes by continuing your giving.  When you give to us, you are really giving through us!

2018 Tax Law makes Giving to Donor Advised Funds Beneficial
The new tax law changes charitable tax deduction levels. Consider creating a Gift Account or Donor Advised Fund to receive a larger sum that you can deduct and then issue grants to your favorite charities over time. The charities that do work you value still need your support. Gift Accounts and Donor Advised Funds allow you to continue to benefit from a tax deducation and still help those charities in the way you have in the past.  Comparison of Gift Accounts and Donor Advised Funds
Gift Accounts, short-term donor advised funds, pay no fees and its assets are not invested. Some local people have maintained Gift Accounts at the Community Foundation since they were established in the late 1990s. They give gifts periodically to the Gift Account they established and then whittle away the balance with recommendations of grants to favorite charities. Gift Account Policy   
Donor Advised Funds can be long or short term and they are assessed a fee and the assets are invested. Many families want these to continue for many years and even into a future generation to teach giving to their decendants. Donors use earnings and/or principal to distribute grants to favorite charities. 
Donor Advised Fund Policy

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