Make more of a difference in 2021 Here at the Community Foundation, we are your local resource for philanthropy. We stay up to date on the latest trends and changes to charitable tax laws. Our mission is to help individuals like you give to matters you care most about, whether local or beyond. There
Thank you to all who contributed to Match Day 2020! This year brought many challenges, as participating organizations lost revenue due to temporary closures and canceled fundraisers. However, this community has rallied. More than $467,000 was raised to benefit 18 participating organizations. The amount exceeded the 2019 total by $90,000.00. Much gratitude for our sponsor Dave Ross,
As COVID-19 upends every aspect of our life, the service of nonprofits has never been needed more. The passing of the CARES Act has given your nonprofit opportunities to sustain your mission during these unprecedented times. CARES Act – Loan Opportunities Paycheck Protection Program This program provides nonprofits with funds to pay up to eight
Nonprofits of nearly any size can start an Organization Fund at the Community Foundation of Shelby County and there is no time like right now to establish one. Why should an organization set up a fund? Financial Stability Facing the ups and downs of the economy can create uncertainty for charities. Just like our personal
We are pleased to announce that Match Day 2019 was a success because of You! All 16 organization met their match and are ready to do some good with the proceeds. Below is the list of the final totals for all 16 organizations. GRAND TOTAL - $377,791.12 Alpha Community Center - $41,051.79 Big Brothers Big
New-Skills Scholarship Program We are expanding our current scholarship program to tailor to individuals pursuing the “other four-year degree.” Not every student that advances into higher education signs up for a four-year curriculum. Some high school graduates and post-graduates seek job training that lasts a year or two and then places them into the workforce.
What is a Donor Advised Fund? A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable fund that allows you to optimize your giving. This type of fund lets you make a charitable gift, receive an immediate tax deduction and then recommend grants over time. The Community Foundation of Shelby County has been administering these types
Gift that Costs Nothing During a Lifetime A charitable fund can carry out your vision to support causes or organizations important to you, even after you’re gone. Did you know that you can set up the funds and then activate it later with a gift from your estate? Sometimes called a deferred or planned