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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a community foundation?

    The Johnson County Community Foundation has been in existence for over 20 years and is a tax-exempt public charity created by and for the people in a specific geographic area. It enables people with philanthropic interests to easily and effectively support the issues they care about — immediately or through their estate plans.

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  • Who runs the Johnson County Community Foundation?

    Our Board of Directors, civic-minded leaders who serve as volunteers, establishes policies governing operations. Board members are chosen for their professional expertise and understanding of community issues. Day-to-day activities are carried out by a dedicated and professional staff.

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  • Does JCCF utilize volunteers?

    Volunteers may be needed occasionally for special events or functions sponsored by JCCF. Please contact (317) 738-2213 to ask about any current opportunities.

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  • How can I give to the community foundation?

    There are several ways to give with the key being to find the best option for you and matching that with your passion. Whether it’s a one-time gift, a tribute or in memory of a special person, or leaving a legacy that will continue well into the future, your donation can make a lasting impact on the community. All approved gifts are tax-deductible to the extent approved by law and JCCF will send a confirmation letter for all gifts and contributions when gift is received.

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  • What is a fund?

    A fund is a sum of money saved or made available for a particular purpose. There are several types of funds with a variety of purposes to help match your passions with your charitable goals. A fund can be created in a donor’s name, the name of a loved one, someone they wish to memorialize or in the name of a cause. Donors may also add gifts to any existing fund.

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  • I always thought foundations were for affluent people. Can I give a small amount through JCCF?

    There are a variety of options for making donations. By combining your resources with those of others that share your interests, you can maximize the impact of a modest contribution. Gifts of any size make a difference and are always appreciated.

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  • How can I check the status of my fund?

    You may contact the professional staff at JCCF who will be happy to update you on the status of your fund.

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  • How do I open a fund?

    While the professional staff of JCCF can and will be helpful in advising donors about making gifts, we strongly encourage our donors to work with their professional advisors to determine the strategies that are most advantageous and appropriate to the individual circumstances and desires of the donor. You may also contribute to an already existing fund.

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  • May I have my financial advisor work with you?

    Of course. Please have your advisor contact us at the Foundation.

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  • How do I apply for a grant?

    You can apply for a grant by (clicking here) or by calling JCCF at (317) 738-2213 for information. There are specific criteria, procedures and deadlines to be aware of and which may be found in the grants section of this website.

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  • How can I give to JCCF?

    There are a number of convenient and flexible methods in which to give. Whether you select a cash gift or perhaps plan to leave a legacy that will keep on giving, there’s certainly an option for you.

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