Why You Should Give

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Why You Should Give

Many donors find giving to a community foundation to be particularly attractive for several reasons:

  • a community foundation is autonomous, governed by a volunteer board of local leaders, and not tied to any particular group or agenda
  • a community foundation is locally focused, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the local community
  • a community foundation offers permanence, as the endowed fund will always exist and support its community
  • a community foundation offers flexibility, in types of gifts it can receive and the types of funds it can offer the donor
  • a community foundation is a cost effective alternative to a private foundation
  • a community foundation offers benefits of pooled investing resulting in higher yields and more growth of the endowed funds
  • a community foundation offers relevance, as times change, the foundation can quickly adapt to support changing local priorities
  • a gift made to a community foundation can preserve anonymity if the donor wishes so