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FORM 990

If you wish to view our IRS Form 990, you may download it pdfhere or check the following website: www.guidestar.org.



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CONSIDER BEING A DONOR

At The Community Foundation, we offer each donor a unique giving experience, tailored to suit your situation and goals.

Let us work with you to help you invest in your community. Whether your goal is to give generally to the most pressing needs of your community, focus on a particular cause, or provide support for a specific nonprofit, The Community Foundation can help.

You may contribute to an existing fund or establish your own unique fund based on your personal charitable goals.

To give to an existing fund:
You may make a contribution with a check, credit card, stocks, or other assets. You may also make a contribution online here on our website.

To establish your own fund:
The Community Foundation establishes a special fund in your name, in the name of your family or business, or in honor or memory of any person or organization you choose. You receive tax benefits in the year your gift is received. You may make contributions of cash, appreciated stocks, real estate, or other tangible assets.

Your fund can be established as an endowment that will generate grants or scholarships in perpetuity, or as a non-permanent, donor-advised gift enabling you to make contributions as often as you like.

Endowment funds are carefully invested in a diverse portfolio of stocks and bonds to generate earnings that will be a permanent source of community capital, helping to continue your good work forever.

Non-permanent, donor-advised funds are invested in more easily liquidated investments so the funds are available when you are ready to suggest contributions. You can recommend an area or organization you'd like your gift to support, or rely on The Community Foundation's experienced program staff to assist by making recommendations to help address the areas of greatest need in your community.
With the approval of our full Board of Directors, we issue grants and scholarships in your name—or, if you prefer, grants and scholarships can be made anonymously.

Current Giving vs. Bequests
One of the decisions you will consider is the timing of your gift. Gifts made during your lifetime can be initiated at any time you are ready to make a contribution. You can play an active role in directing your gift toward specific organizations or causes and will be able to see the results of your gifts in the community.

Bequests are made through wills or trusts after death. A person can leave their entire estate, a specific amount, or a percentage of their estate to The Community Foundation, which grants them membership to the Brouse Legacy Society . This is an especially attractive way to establish a family legacy for the community while minimizing federal estate taxes. You may direct bequests to an area of interest or to a specific organization. Rather than writing specific bequests to several charities, you may prefer to create a single fund, or add your estate to an existing charitable fund here at The Community Foundation. We are bound by law to carry out our donors' charitable interests in perpetuity, acting as steward for the funds and ensuring that the recipients continue to be viable charities.

Donor Info & Benefits

Ways to Give 
giving options

Types of Funds 
types of funds you can establish or contribute to

Planned Giving
the many ways you can leave a legacy as well as realize financial benefits in your lifetime

Gifts that Provide Income
detailed, individualized worksheets on Charitable Unitrusts, Charitable Annuity Trusts, Gift Annuities, and other income-producing charitable options.

Example donor stories 
how various giving options may fit your needs

Policies & Guidelines

 pdfGift Acceptance Policies and Guidelines
The Community Foundation (Foundation), a not for profit public benefit corporation organized under the laws of the State of California, encourages the solicitation and acceptance of gifts for purposes that will assist the Foundation further and fulfill its mission. The above policies and guidelines govern acceptance of gifts made to the Foundation or for the benefit of any of its charitable funds.

Investment Policy
pdfDownload a copy of our Investment Policy

Fee Schedules
The Community Foundation is in the process of redesigning the website to incorporate information on Fee Schedules.

For information, contact Paula Myles, Controller, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or call 951.684.4194 ext 115