Linking Caring People to Causes They Care About
In today’s world, it’s easy to see that human needs are everywhere. It can be challenging to know where and how to help. If you desire to make a difference that will last beyond your lifetime, this is an invitation to take the next step.
The Community Foundation is your local philanthropic partner. We are designed to receive and professionally administer gifts from individuals, families, and organizations so they may create an endowment fund or grow one of our many existing endowment funds.
Endowment funds can provide grants for scholarships, charitable organizations, community enrichment, and other worthy causes. All have the purpose of enabling others to build and improve the quality of life forever.
Endowment is the cornerstone of our work. When you donate through the Community Foundation, your gift is invested with the assets of more than 300 other charitable funds stewarded and administered by our organization. As a result, your gift benefits from the maximum earning power and minimum fee impact of a large pool of charitable funds…and so do the causes you care about
Planning Your Future Gift
The simplest and most common way to leave your legacy is to designate a gift or percent of your estate to set up or give to an existing endowment fund; in some cases, you may receive a substantial reduction in federal gift and estate taxes while supporting a charitable cause. Include a simple statement in your will such as:
I give [a specific $ sum] or [percentage of my estate] or [number of shares of stock of X Company] to the ________ _____________Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Hancock County, 971 W. US 40, Greenfield, Indiana.
Optional, additional language: The Community Foundation of Hancock County, Inc. is an Indiana nonprofit corporation exempt from federal income taxes under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3), a public charity and accordingly an appropriate institution within which to establish a charitable fund.
A Message From Emily Wilson
I’m available for questions about establishing new funds and the variety of ways available for you to make a difference in your community and leave a legacy for all time.