Turn what you have into charitable good. You can make a gift of cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, or other assets to your community foundation. Your charitable gift qualifies for the maximum tax advantage under state and federal law.
Turning stock market gains into community investment. Everybody wins when you make a gift of appreciated stock to your community foundation. Your gains are put to good use. Your gift of stock is reinvested in your community, and it qualifies for an immediate tax deduction equal to the full market value.
A charitable gift unearthed. Making a charitable gift of real estate through your community foundation can help you turn your property gains into community good. The value of your real estate may exceed that of any other asset you own. With the help of your community foundation, you can use it to fulfill your charitable interests and receive financial and tax benefits.
Community as your beneficiary. Life insurance provides a simple way for you to give a significant gift to charity, with maximum tax benefits that you can enjoy during your lifetime.
You can designate the Foundation as beneficiary of your IRAs, tax sheltered annuities, or 401(k) or 403(b) plans. This avoids income, estate and generation-skipping taxes. You can also make a direct gift of your IRA assets to the Foundation during your lifetime and claim an income tax charitable deduction to mitigate the income tax liability.