The Foundation can convert a range of asset types into charitable gifts. The proper transfer of non-cash (complex) assets to a fund at The Community Foundation avoids incurring capital gains taxes and amplifies the power of your philanthropy.
If you want to make a gift to The Community Foundation, you can give a gift of cash or make a gift using a credit card online. Cash gifts must be delivered by check or wire. Checks should be made payable to The Community Foundation Greater New Haven, with the specific fund name or gift purpose listed on the memo line.
Gifts of stock that have been held for more than a year may offer additional tax benefits related to your capital gain.
- Publicly traded securities: Publicly traded stocks and bonds can be transferred by wire or delivered in certificate form with a corresponding stock power.
- Mutual Funds: Mutual fund shares are also welcome gifts to The Community Foundation.
- Restricted Securities & Closely-Held or Founders Stock
Gifts of real estate can be accepted and The Community Foundation welcomes the opportunity to review such gift intentions on a case-by-case basis.
Gifts of Tangible Personal Property:
Gifts of tangible personal property such as, but not limited to, art, antiques and collectibles, may be donated to The Community Foundation. As with gifts of real estate, the potential gift property will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions
Are you 72 years old (or 70 1/2 or older as of January 1, 2020)* and not using your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for your living expenses? You can reduce your taxable income by using your RMD to make an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to an eligible charity. (TCF).
Giving Through a Legacy Plan
You may establish any type of fund through a full range of planned and legacy gift options at The Community Foundation. Planned gifts offered through The Community Foundation include charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, a pooled income fund and other arrangements to fit your personal situation.
Other Types of Gifts:
The Foundation has experience with converting even the most unique and unusual assets. Please contact The Community Foundation for a confidential discussion at 203-777-2386.
If you wish to support a local nonprofit directly, credit card donations* are accepted through the website www.giveGreater.org®, which was created by The Community Foundation to increase the amount of giving to local nonprofit organizations and strengthen the nonprofit sector in the region by increasing visibility and transparency. On this site, you may research the impact of more than 300 nonprofit organizations serving Greater New Haven and during The Great Give®, have an opportunity for your gift to be matched.
*Please note: Credit card gifts may incur a transaction fee competitive with other online giving services; this fee, however, does not reduce the deductibility of your contribution.
A Resource for You: Giving Guidelines
In order to better provide you with the resources and information you need to contemplate your philanthropy, we have created Giving Guidelines [PDF 3.1 MB].
Please know that we are here to support you and that we share your goals of advancing and improving the Greater New Haven community.