Authored by Heather Sherwin, Vice President for Advancement What I wouldn’t give to be able to hug the donors who leave bequests to nonprofits in their estate plans. Throughout my... Read More
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You want to simplify and amplify your charitable giving. We can help.
How It Works
The Foundation has over 400 funds, large and small, created by individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits who care about the Midlands.
Determine your charitable goals. What type of impact do you want to make in the community? Do you have a favorite cause you want to support? Or do you want the flexibility to support the emerging needs of your community?
Determine what type of fund is best. Based on your goals, you decide what type of fund works best.
Decide what you would like to give. Contributions can be cash, securities, real estate, or other property valued at $10,000 or more.
Select the name of your fund. A fund can be set up in your name, the name of your family or business, or in honor of a person or an organization.
If creating a Donor-Advised fund, determine the current and future fund advisors. This may include you and your spouse today, and your children and grandchildren in the future.
Complete and sign a simple governing document. Based on the type of fund you are establishing certain paperwork is required.