Ways to Give to CFGV

At the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley, we know that giving is not one-size fits all, which is why we have a variety of giving options available to you. We want you to be able to give in a way that is meaningful for you and aligns with your philanthropic goals. Below you’ll find more information on opportunities for giving now, giving regularly, and giving in the future. Contact CFGV if you have any questions!

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Cash, Check or Online Donations

We welcome you to simply bring your donation by the Foundation office at 525 North Main Street in Gunnison or drop a check in the mail to the Foundation at PO Box 7057, Gunnison, CO 81230 (never send cash through the mail!). Please note on the memo line if your gift is unrestricted or if it for a specific fund or purpose. We also accept gifts made by credit card online or by calling 970-641-8837.

Gifts of Securities & Mutual Funds

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. Please contact Alicia Corliss for transfer instructions.

ReFUND Colorado

If you expect a Colorado state income tax refund in any given year, you will have an opportunity to donate some or all of it to support our ongoing work in the community. The new program puts you in charge of where your donation goes. Click here for more information on this exciting new opportunity to fund the Colorado nonprofits you love!

Make an ongoing impact

City Market Community Rewards

Did you know you can support nonprofit organizations in your community just by shopping at City Market stores? It’s easy when you enroll in City Market Community Rewards! Every time you shop and use your Loyalty Card, you’ll earn rewards for your chosen organization. Download the FAQs or click here to get started today!

Give with Bing

Do you use Bing when you’re surfing the web? If you sign up for Microsoft Rewards and choose CFGV as your preferred nonprofit, every time you search the internet you’ll earn points that will translate to a cash donation to CFGV. Check out the FAQs or sign up today!

Sustaining gifts

Setting up a recurring gift (monthly, quarterly, or annually) of any size is a great way to support the Community Foundation. Recurring gifts have the benefit of providing a reliable source of income for the Foundation and allows you to provide ongoing support without having to think about it all the time.

Start a fund

Creating a fund of any kind provides many benefits to both the donor and recipient, allowing donors to specify the vehicle for their giving and providing the Community Foundation with various sustainable funding streams to support the community. Learn more here, contact CFGV at 970-641-8837 or email Lauren.

Make an investment in the future

IRA Rollovers & Distributions

The IRA charitable rollover allows tax-free distributions of up to $100,000 per taxpayer, per taxable year to an eligible charitable organization, such as the Community of the Gunnison Valley, from an IRA held by individuals age 70 1/2 or older. Because the distribution goes directly to a qualified charity, the amount will not be counted as income and will not be subject to income tax. Transfers must go directly from your IRA to a qualified charity. IRA donors have multiple options for their gifts, some of our top picks include the CFGV Annual Fund for operations funding, the CFGV Community Grants fund to meet the needs of nonprofit programs across the valley, and designated funds, which help specific nonprofits of the donor’s choice. Currently, donor advised funds, private foundations, and charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts are NOT eligible for IRA rollovers.

We recommend that you contact your IRA administrator and ask about that particular provider’s procedure to execute an IRA Charitable Rollover. Call us at 970-641-8837 or email Lauren if your advisor needs additional information. Click here for more information from the Council on Foundations.

Legacy Giving

Making a charitable contribution to the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley through your will can allow you to live forever in the Valley while reducing or even eliminating estate taxes. Through a bequest, you demonstrate an enduring commitment to the community and your gift will encourage others to think of bequests as an option for themselves. You can make a bequest to the Foundation by creating a new will, adding a codicil to your existing will or even naming the Foundation in your living trust. You can also designate the Foundation as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or a qualified retirement plan. With a gift in your will or living trust, you can choose to give a percentage of your estate, or a specific amount of cash, securities or even property. Download examples of designating the Foundation as a beneficiary that you can share with your attorney.

Current CFGV Legacy Heroes

Anyone can be a hero! Those listed below have left CFGV in their will or estate plans. Our Heroes are Here for Good – today, tomorrow and forever.

* indicates Legacy Heroes who have passed away

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Sue & Fred Berry
Tina Brudzinski
Lenni & Bill Burke
Sandy & Roger Dorf
Maryo Gard Ewell
Christe & Tim Fretthold
Noelle & Richard Hagan
Anne B. Hausler
Dot & Roger Hemminghaus
Stephanie Juneau
Cora & Bill LaGrange
Craig McManus *
Pam & Pat Montgomery
Florence L. Mullins *
Nancy Ruehle
Rose Zealand

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