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.
Among the options donors can use to give to their funds via cash gifts are check, wire transfer, money order, and credit card. These contributions are deductible to as much as 60% of your adjusted gross income, with a five-year carry over for any excess. Plus, cash gifts like these are simple: You can make an immediate credit card donation to your fund on our website; if your fund is not listed on the drop-down menu, simply select "Other" and write the name of your fund in the box that appears.
Additionally, you may mail a check and/or money order to the Foundation office, noting the the name of your fund in the "Memo" section:
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 of Directors.
To learn more, please contact our Fundholder Services team, who will be happy to assist you.
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.
Learn more about planned giving in "Options for Planned Giving" and "Legacy Giving Made Easy," one of the articles in our Charitable Giving Resources. Of course, you can also connect with our Fundholder Resources team, who will gladly provide further information.