Your gift can take many forms. It all depends on which is best suited to your goals and assets.
Cash is easy, direct, and fully tax-deductible as allowed by law. You can make your gift by check.
Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds.
These tools enable you to avoid the tax on any appreciation, yet still receive a tax deduction for the full market value. The Foundation, as a tax-exempt charity, may sell the securities and avoid taxes on the appreciation.
Land or a building can be given in a number of ways and allow you to avoid taxes on the appreciation. The donor must obtain a qualified appraisal to establish the gift value.
Personal property such as automobiles, art work, jewelry, valuable collectibles, antiques and more can be donated to give you a charitable tax deduction for the full fair market value.
Whether through your will or a living trust, you can specify a dollar amount, property or a percentage of your estate go to charitable causes. Harper County Community Foundation must be named as the charitable beneficiary. A signed Donor-Advised Memorandum is required to name the charities and endowment funds that will benefit from your bequest.
Life insurance is an affordable way to give a significant amount. You can make the Foundation the beneficiary of an existing policy or a new policy you may choose to purchase. A variety of options are available, all of which provide tax advantages and allow you to leverage your dollars for maximum impact.
Please note all non-monetary gifts are subject to approval and acceptance by the Foundation.