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Benefits of Giving Through the CFGV

Why should you give through Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley rather than directly to a specific nonprofit organization?

Here are some of the benefits of working with us:

A Living Legacy or Anonymity You choose the name and purpose of the fund you create, leaving a permanent legacy for yourself or those you honor.  On the other hand, grants from your fund can be given anonymously.

Grantmaking Expertise  Our staff has an in-depth knowledge of the challenges and opportunities in the Valley We can help you make informed giving decisions. 

Creative and Easy Ways to Give From simple cash gifts to complex gifts, we offer you abundant choices to make current or deferred gifts and work with you and your professional advisor, if you choose, to identify your best giving option.

Maximum Tax Benefits  Your contributions qualify for the maximum allowable deduction for income, gift, and estate tax purposes since the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity, as classified by the Internal Revenue Service.  And, if you have a donor advised fund, there is no minimum payout on an annual basis like there is with a private foundation.

Low Administrative Costs and Quality Investment  If you have a fund, administrative costs cover all Foundation services and our investment fees are low because our funds are pooled.  A large gift to a small nonprofit can create issues if they don’t have the proper procedures for handling a large or complicated gift.  Working through the Foundation assures your gift is invested well and available to the nonprofit in a way that makes the most sense for ultimate impact.