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Ways to Give
An array of options to meet your giving goals
Create a Fund
Whether you seek to support your favorite organizations in perpetuity, involve multiple generations in your family’s giving, or facilitate pass-through gifts of complex assets, the Community Foundations of Southwest Iowa offer virtually limitless possibilities for your charitable giving.
The Foundation works with many caring Iowans who have chosen to shape their legacies through a planned gift. Many donors partner with their local community foundation to allow a portion of their wealth to be retained for the exclusive benefit of their community and the causes they care most about. Hospitals, schools, faith organizations, museums, libraries, and trails can all be sustained through community foundation endowments and expendable charitable funds.
You may elect today how your gift will be used in the community after your lifetime by completing a non-binding testamentary fund agreement. This revocable agreement allows you to name the fund your gift will create, identify any fund advisors, and specify your charitable interest areas. If you change your mind at any time, the agreement can be amended without any costs or legal assistance.
Contribute to an Existing Fund
The Community Foundations of Southwest Iowa currently manage more than 100 charitable funds. Many community funds have been established by residents to improve the quality of life in their community or township through annual grants that fulfill the unique goals of each fund, while supporting hundreds of local nonprofits and projects.
Once a fund is established, anyone may contribute a gift of any size. All gifts are eligible for tax deductions, while some are eligible for tax credits. New contributions are always welcome and will enhance the current and future impact charitable funds will have within communities across Southwest Iowa.