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Making A Donation

Donors can rest easy knowing their investment in our community is secure at SCCF. The Foundation is publicly accountable for the management and distribution of its assets through annual independent audits, filing of tax returns and public disclosure of grant activities.

 

A decision to help others is one of life's most rewarding acts. Once that commitment is made, the Foundation is prepared to help. Every donor has personal reasons for making a gift based upon his/her life experiences. The Foundation is prepared to work with donors and their legal & financial advisors to define these gifts.

 

Methods:

  • Cash/Check- the simplest form of giving.

  • Appreciated Property- stocks, bonds, real estate, collectibles, etc…

  • Bequests- gifts of cash or property that are made through a will and are free of estate taxes.

  • Life Insurance- SCCF can be named as an irrevocable beneficiary of a life insurance policy. Premium payments thereafter are tax-deductible.

  • Grain Donation- allows those in the field of agriculture to use the donation of grain to grow permanent endowment funds benefitting Steuben County. Download the form here: Grain Donation Form.

Creating a Fund

You don't need to be a millionaire to make a significant gift to your community. Establishment of a fund is easy, convenient, and inexpensive; it can be done in less time than it takes to open a bank account. We take care of all the administrative activities, allowing you to focus on being the grant maker!

 

Creating a fund can be accomplished in 3 steps: Name the fund, decide the purpose of the fund, and make your contribution to the fund. We are here to help you become connected to the issues you care about most, and by setting up a fund, you have the ideal opportunity to create a legacy for you and for our community.

Sample Fund Agreements Fee Policy