Grow your fund through an array of gift options
Whether giving now, or planning to give in the future, our fundholders are able to expand their charitable giving using a number of savvy options. And whether contributing cash gifts or a range of other assets, the Foundation's expert staff can facilitate the transaction with no hassle for you.
Donors can give to their funds by check, money order or cash. These contributions are deductible to as much as 50% of your adjusted gross income, with a five-year carry over for any excess. Plus, it’s simple to grow your fund with a cash gift. Please mail your check, money order, or cash to the Foundation office:
Sacramento Region Community Foundation
955 University Avenue, Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95825
Gifts of appreciated securities or real estate may allow you to make a substantial contribution while receiving valuable tax advantages. Generally, a donor may deduct the fair market value of the gift to as much as 30% of your adjusted gross income, with a five-year carry over for any excess. Most importantly, the capital gain from the donated asset passes tax free to your fund at the Foundation. Other gifts, such as closely held stock, IRA assets, partnership interests, and some tangible personal property may also be accepted based on review by our board.
Through a generous provision in his trust, artist and teacher Clayton Pinkerton established a fund at the Foundation in memory of his longtime partner, Jerrold Whitney, who had a great love of books.
When you include a gift to your fund at the Foundation in your estate plan, you make a charitable gift, enjoy tax benefits, and preserve economic security for yourself and your family. We can work with you and your professional advisor to find a charitable estate vehicle that works for you. Some future gifts may allow you to receive an income during your lifetime and benefit your favorite causes after you are gone.
Read Smart Ways to Boost Your Fund, our publication with extensive information on Planned Giving, which includes information on bequests, retirement plan assets, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and charitable lead trusts.