Ways to Give
We offer a wide range of gifting options and vehicles that you can use to establish or add to a named charitable fund. Since we are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a public charity, donors are provided with the maximum tax benefits allowed by law. Once your fund is established you can add to it at any time and in any dollar amount.
Gifts of Appreciated Stock
Everybody wins when you make a gift of appreciated stock to your community foundation. Your gains are put to good use. Your gift of stock is reinvested in your community and qualifies for an immediate tax deduction equal to the full fair market value.
Generating a return for your community. Putting stock in charity is a good thing for everybody. Stock gifts can provide the means for giving to our community. Some of our local charities are too small to accept direct stock gifts, but through CREATE it is possible to help. Its a simple and rewarding way to give.
Why donate gifts of appreciated stock? You can use your stock to establish a charitable fund that benefits the local agencies and programs you care about most. Set up a scholarship fund. Support special programs for at-risk youth, senior citizens, or other people in need. Support the arts. CREATE will help you fulfill your personal charitable goals. And we can do it through a fund established in your name, in the name of your family or business, or in honor of any person or organization you choose.
Heres how it works:
You make a gift of appreciated stock to CREATE
Your gift can be placed in any of our charitable funds. For example, you can create a Donor Advised Fund in your name or your familys name.
Your gift qualifies for a tax deduction based on the full market value of your stock; plus, you avoid the capital gains tax that would arise from the outright sale of the stock.
You may click on the icon below for a practical example of how stock gifts work at CREATE.