Giving | Why Give?

Ten Reasons People Choose to Give through Community Foundations

  • We are a local organization with deep roots in the community
  • Our professional program staff has broad expertise regarding community issues and needs
  • We provide highly personalized service tailored to each individual’s charitable and financial interests
  • Our funds help people invest in the causes they care about most
  • We accept a wide variety of assets, and can facilitate even the most complex forms of giving
  • We partner with professional advisors to create high effective approaches to charitable giving
  • We offer maximum tax advantage for most gifts under federal law
  • We multiply the impact of gift dollars by pooling them together with other gifts and grants
  • We build endowment funds that benefit the community forever and help create personal legacies
  • We are a community leader, convening agencies and coordinating resources to create positive change