Ways of Giving

10 Easy Ways to Gift through the Jennings County Community Foundation.
The Foundation provides numerous ways for donors to show their care and concern for family and friends of Jennings County. Gifts of all sizes are welcome and needed.
  1. While at the funeral home, a memorial gift to an existing fund in honor of the family or as a memorial provides the family with the endearing gift yet allows funding to stay in Jennings County to serve other Jennings County residents.
  2. Give to an existing fund or establish a named fund through a gift of cash or securities.
  3. Give an honorary or memorial gift to honor, acknowledge or perpetuate the name of a friend, relative, family pet, or to award as an honor to a co-worker or associate.
  4. Establish a corporate giving program. Businesses find it advantageous to use the Foundation as a vehicle for community giving by establishing their own funds.
  5. Set up an annuity, charitable remainder trust or other planned giving instruments to suit your financial needs and benefit your favorite charity. This allows a continual stream of income for the donor and an attractive tax-break.
  6. Transfer an existing private foundation or charitable trust. Administrators may find it practical and economical to transfer assets to a named fund within the Jennings County Community Foundation, assuring the intent of the fund in Perpetuity.
  7. Give a gift of Life Insurance, creating a major gift at a relatively low cost to the donor. A tax receipt is issued for the premiums paid by the donor when the Foundation is named owner and beneficiary of a new or existing policy.
  8. Arrangements can be made to present, as a gift or an award, to co-workers, an associate, or to honor friends for a specific occasion: 25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary.
  9. Include the Foundation in your will or estate plan. A bequest may be for a specific amount or for the residue or any portion of an estate.
  10. Make a pledge over a specific period of time.
Steps to Creating a Fund with Us
  1. Decide when to give - You can create your fund now, establish it in your will, or create it through a trust arrangement that benefits your family as well as your favorite charity. Tax deductions are earned at the time of your gift, while grants awarded from your fund will continue... FOREVER.
  2. Decide what to give - Almost any kind of asset can be used to start your fund, such as cash, publicly traded securities, closely held stock, real estate, life insurance, and tangible personal property. You may also want to explore other giving options, such as bequests, charitable remainder trusts, and charitable lead trusts, to name a few.
  3. Choose the name of your fund - Most of our funds are named for the donor or the donor's family, or as a memorial to someone special. Every grant from the fund will carry this name. If you prefer anonymity, you may choose a name that reflects the fund's charitable purpose.
  4. Choose a type of fund - We offer a variety of funds that are flexible to meet our donor's different charitable interests. Our most popular are: unrestricted funds, designated funds, and scholarship funds.