Making a gift can be as simple as writing a check or as sophisticated as creating an estate plan.
Create your own fund
Whether you are interested in donating to one of our nonprofit agency or community funds or establishing your own fund to support nonprofits of your choice, the GiveWell Community Foundation can help.
A check or credit card is the simplest type of charitable gift.
Stocks, Bonds, or Mutual Funds
Many gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, and mutual funds result in a chartiable deduction for the full market value of the donated asset, even if you bought it for less, and minimize capital gains taxes.
You may transfer ownership to the GiveWell Community Foundation and receive a tax deduction for the policy’s cash value. Gifts to the Community Foundation to cover premiums due may also qualify for a deduction.
We can help you turn a home, a business, or land in to 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.
Leave a legacy
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.
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
Life Insurance Policies
Naming the Community Foundation as a beneficiary of your insurance policy enables you to create a charitable legacy without invading cash or other assets designated for your heirs.
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.