Giving to the Foundation
The concept of philanthropy can be mind boggling. We make occasional donations to local charities, school projects and nonprofit groups and consider it “giving to a worthy cause.” It’s instinctive because it’s a cause that matters. It’s “the right thing” to do. The amount doesn’t matter so much. It’s all about the cause and how we feel about it. There’s a need, we want to help, so we give.
And then there’s philanthropy with a capital “P.”The premise is the same – responding to a need – connecting with causes that matter. And yet, philanthropy in this broader sense calls us to greater contemplation because we’re considering long-term commitments and larger contributions. It needs to be addressed with great intention.
Deciding when and how much to invest in our community is a very personal decision.
Our Johnson County Community Foundation (JCCF) team understands your consideration is a process and they want to help you create a personally rewarding plan. They know it’s never “one size fits all.”
Every donation, regardless of the amount, is a valuable gift because it’s an investment in making our community the best it can be. In fact, our Foundation assets consist of many smaller funds. You can donate to a fund that addresses the greatest need, choose another that matches your passion or create your own.
While many of the gifts received are monetary, JCCF also receives life insurance proceeds and stock designations, all of which can be used to contribute to an existing fund or start a new one.
There are several other ways you can give to the Foundation:
- Charitable Reminder Trust (CRT)
- Charitable Lead Trust
- Charitable Gift Annuities
- Retirement Funds
- Life Insurance
- Real Estate Property
If creating a fund is your goal, there are several types of named funds and we welcome the opportunity discuss what’s right for you.
John and Barbara Grimmer opened a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) with the Foundation. They felt it was a good vehicle for charitable giving.