Impact your community's future through gift planning

  • Your charitable gift will provide vital support to a fund at CommunityGiving which supports your favorite charities or important community projects, activities and initiatives
  • You can enjoy immediate or deferred tax benefits for you and your family
  • Your contribution will influence the well-being of others far into the future

Generosity comes in many forms, and it's our pleasure and privilege to help people find ways to get the most out of their giving. When you give to a fund at CommunityGiving, amazing things happen that truly make a difference in the lives of real people.

Planned Giving

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Beneficiary Designation Gifts

A beneficiary designation gift is a simple and affordable way to make a charitable gift to support a fund at CommunityGiving or one of our partner foundations. You can designate us as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy.

Beneficiary Designation Gifts
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Benefits of a beneficiary designation gift

  • Support the causes that you care about
  • Continue to use your account as long as you need to
  • Simplify your planning and avoid expensive legal fees
  • Reduce the burden of taxes on your family
  • Receive an estate tax charitable deduction

How a beneficiary designation gift works

  1. To make your gift, contact the person who helps you with your account or insurance policy, such as your broker, banker or insurance agent.
  2. Ask them to send you a new beneficiary designation form.
  3. Complete the form using the specific language needed for naming a fund at one of our partner community foundations, sign it and mail it back to your broker, banker or agent. Please contact us for sample language to use for your designation form.
  4. When you pass away, your account or insurance policy will be paid or transferred to CommunityGiving, consistent with the beneficiary designation.

Important considerations for your future

If you are interested in making a gift but are also concerned about your future needs, keep in mind that beneficiary designation gifts are among the most flexible of all charitable gifts. Even after you complete the beneficiary designation form, you can take distributions or withdrawals from your retirement, investment or bank account and continue to freely use your account. You can also change your mind at any time in the future for any reason, including if you have a loved one who needs your financial help.

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If you have any questions about leaving a beneficiary designation gift to us, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you.

If you have already designated us as a beneficiary of an asset or as part of your estate plan, please let us know. We would like to recognize you and your family for your gift.

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