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Ways to Give

There are many ways to give to your community foundation . . . we want you to choose the option that is best for you.


The simplest gift is often cash or a check. We also accept gifts made by credit card online or by calling 970-641-8837.


You can always use a check – bring it by the Foundation office at 525 North Main Street in Gunnison or drop it in the mail to the Foundation at Box 7057, Gunnison, CO 81230. Please note on the memo line if your gift is unrestricted or if it for a specific fund or purpose.


You are welcome to have your financial advisor transfer stock – a great option to avoid capital gains on appreciated assets. A gift of appreciated stock receives an income tax deduction equal to its current market value. There is no capital gains tax when stock is transferred.

One of the simplest ways to make a planned gift is to include a statement in your will that a share of your estate will be distributed to the Community Foundation for the purpose that you name. (See sample bequest language.) Bequests are deductible as charitable gifts for estate tax purposes and can include most assets. A charitable bequest may be added to an existing will as a codicil. There is no minimum for making a gift to an existing fund or to the Foundation’s endowments. If there are no explicit instructions with a bequest, the gift will be split between the Charter and Cornerstone endowments.

Transfer assets from a private foundation
Establish a fund within the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley in the name of your private foundation. By arranging to transfer all or part of the assets, you also transfer the burden of paperwork, accounting, taxes, and other responsibilities to the CFGV.  Click here to see a comparison of Donor Advised Funds and Private Foundations.