Giving | Why Choose CFOV?

Simplicity. Philanthropy is important work, but it doesn’t need to be hard work. A Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley provides the best features of a private family foundation without the legal and administrative burden of such a structure.

Expertise and Knowledge. The Community Foundation provides over 30 years of philanthropic and grant making expertise to your client. We use our knowledge of the nonprofit world to connect your clients to the best charitable programs in our community.

Local. The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley is a local organization with assets at work right here in our community.

Value. The Community Foundation’s charitable giving options provide maximum tax benefits at a very low cost.

Flexibility. Other companies or vehicles of philanthropy do not accept or are not allowed to accept complicated gifts of real property or closely held stock. The Community Foundation does and will. The Foundation offers the most flexibility in the acceptance of gifts and the use of those gifts to make grants.

Leaders. The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley is one of the largest philanthropic institutions in the Upper Ohio Valley. No other philanthropic institution knows more about the broad issues and opportunities in our region than the Foundation. The size of our organization means individuals have trusted the Foundation for generations and allows us to provide a leading role in our area’s philanthropy.

Impact. Do your clients want to know that their philanthropic work is making a difference? With the Community Foundation as a partner, your clients will have access to people with the same passion for results, and many opportunities to get smarter about giving – including donor education seminars, site visits, networking events and more.

Legacy. The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley provides your clients a way to create a personal legacy of giving with assurance and security.

What are your client’s dreams?

• To create a scholarship in honor of a loved one?

• To ensure cleaner water and air for their grandchildren?

• To continue their faith community’s work when they can no longer contribute their own efforts?

For over 30 years, The Community Foundation has turned charitable dreams into realities for hundreds of people across the Upper Ohio Valley.

While the tax and estate planning advantages are significant, our experience tells us that the satisfaction of being able to give back or “connect” with your community is the driving force behind philanthropy.