Building Philanthropy

Your gift can be made available for current use to address the needs of today or endowed in perpetuity to meet the changing needs of tomorrow. There are countless ways for you to make a difference. Contact your professional advisor or the Valley Community Foundation to learn how you can give back to the Valley. Learn more ยป

The Valley Community Foundation has the flexibility to accept a variety of assets from donors, making it easy to establish or add to a fund.

Gifts of real estate, appreciated stock and life insurance are three types of assets commonly donated through the Foundation.

All the options below offer tax advantages and other benefits that make them an attractive alternative to gifts of cash.

Type Description
Bequests A gift through your will can recognize loved ones and support issues important to you after your death
Charitable Gift Annuity income to supplement your own lifestyle, or that of someone else: a sibling, a dependent parent, or a friend
Gifts of Real Estate from personal residences and vacation homes to rental properties, farmland, and commercially developed land
Gifts of Life Insurance when life insurance is no longer needed for personal financial wealth replacement
Charitable Lead Trust create one during your life or through your will
Charitable Remainder Trust allows you to receive income for the rest of your life or up to 20 years, knowing that whatever remains will benefit your community
Retirement Beneficiary Designation when your retirement assets are no longer needed for personal financial wealth replacement

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