Reasons We Give

Philanthropy is an important part of our lives

In our many years of experience, we have found these reasons why most of our donors have chosen to contribute to our funds or start a new one:


A gift given to the community through the Foundation is given in perpetuity. A fund in JCCF is truly a gift that keeps on giving.


Because the Foundation is a public charity, all donations earn the maximum IRS deduction available for charitable contributions. Our funds also avoid many restrictions placed on a private foundation, resulting in more resources available to address community needs.


We offer a powerful, rewarding way to reconnect with the lives around you.


You decide the manner in which the Foundation receives your gift. You can choose to make a lasting tribute to you and your family or support the community anonymously.


Your gift may, over time, produce a tax-free gain many times the value of the original gift. It can become a growing dependable source of income for the beneficiaries.


The community foundation offers you the power and flexibility of an independent charitable foundation without the administrative work, excise taxes, IRS compliance requirements, time or expense that comes with managing your own foundation.


All assets are professionally managed and routinely monitored according to investment policies established by the Johnson County Community Foundation Board of Directors. As a prudent steward of your fund, the Foundation maintains public accountability through annual independent audits, filing of tax returns and public disclosure of grant activities.

Marty Armbruster

Connecting people with causes that matter

Marty Armbruster was intrigued by the unique blend of investment, accounting and community involvement that defined a community foundation when he became JCCF's first president in 1991.

Marty and other early volunteers set out to build a foundation in Greenwood, but it was not long before they saw the value in making their efforts a countywide initiative.

Marty recalled times when the board had to lend their own personal funds just to make payroll.

“We had to fight and believe in the vision. Given enough time, it would catch on. It did. What we had envisioned has worked. It’s all we dreamed of and more.”

Marty Armbruster, Treybourne Wealth Planners

A special thanks to our Platinum Community Partners!

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