Making a difference doesn't have to be difficult.
You're passionate about supporting your cause, but determining the best path can seem daunting. We're here to guide you through the giving process and maximize your community impact. If you have questions about a specific gift, our Gift Acceptance Policy is available upon request and we are happy to discuss your options.
ways to give
There are many ways to give.
Straight-forward & Simple
A gift of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift. You will receive a charitable tax deduction that will provide you with savings on this year’s tax return.
Real Estate or Farmland
A gift of your real property (such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland or ranch or commercial property) can make a great gift. If you own appreciated real property, you can avoid paying capital gains tax by making a gift to us.
A gift of farmland allows the Community Foundation to maintain ownership of the land indefinitely. Our Fields of Opportunity farmland giving program puts Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation in a unique position to receive and retain gifts of farmland and use the available income to benefit local charities that make our rural hometowns stronger and better places to live
An Easy And Tax-Effective Way To Make A Gift
A gift of your securities, including your stocks or bonds, is an easy way for you to make a gift. By making a gift of your appreciated securities, you can avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets.
Avoid Taxes on Retirement Assets
Did you know that 60%-70% of your retirement assets may be taxed if you leave them to your heirs at your death? Another option is to leave your heirs assets that receive a step up in basis, such as real estate and stock, and give the retirement assets to the Community Foundation. As a charity, we are not taxed upon receiving an IRA or other retirement plan assets.
where to give
Types of Funds.
There’s a variety of ways to give through the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, from the ever popular donor advised fund to an endowed field of interest fund that allows you to have a permanent impact on a cause you care deeply about.