Giving Options

Give in a way that best fits your needs

There are many options to choose from when giving through the GiveWell Community Foundation. Start achieving impact where it matters to you with a gift today; or leave a lasting legacy of caring for your community with a planned gift.


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A check or credit card gift is the simplest type of charitable gift.

Stocks, Bonds Mutual Funds

Many gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds and mutual funds result in a charitable deduction for the full market value of the donated asset, even if you bought it for far less, and minimize capital gains taxes.

Life Insurance

You may transfer ownership to the GiveWell Community Foundation and receive a tax deduction for the policy’s cash value. Gifts to Community Foundation to cover premiums due may also qualify for a deduction.

Closely Held Stock

Donating the closely held stock of your business to the Community Foundation offers you a charitable deduction for the appraised fair market value and potential saving of capital gains tax.

Real Estate

We can help you turn a home, a business or land into a charitable gift. We can accept the gift outright or you can set up a trust that will convert it into a gift that also provides you with income.


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Charitable Bequest

Name the Community Foundation to receive all or a portion of your estate through your will or trust, reducing estate taxes while creating a charitable legacy.

Charitable Gift Annuity

You make a charitable gift and you and/or someone you designate can receive lifetime income. The remainder goes to the Community Foundation upon your passing, potentially reducing and deferring capital gains tax and reducing probate costs and estate taxes.

Charitable Trusts

A charitable lead trust or several types of charitable remainder trusts create valuable options in estate planning by providing tax savings, a significant gift and income for either a charity or family members.

Life Insurance Policies

Naming the Community Foundation as a beneficiary of your insurance policy enables you to create a charitable legacy without invading cash and other assets designated for your heirs.

Life Estate

Give your personal residence, ranch or farm as a gift, occupy the residence or land without disruption, and receive an income tax charitable deduction for the present value of the remainder interest.

Retirement Account Assets

Double taxation on retirement plan withdrawals decreases their value for your heirs. Consider providing other assets to heirs and naming the Community Foundation as the beneficiary of your retirement accounts. You can save taxes and preserve your hard-earned assets for the good of your community.