9 Mar, 2020

How to Donate Wisely

How to donate wisely Tips for Choosing a Charity Giving to charity is very fulfilling. Though, you need to make sure you are giving to reputable charities. Donor transparency is shaping how donors like you are giving. It is essential to know that your gifts are used correctly. Raising awareness about charity fraud is a

5 Feb, 2020

Learning about IRA Gifts

 Learning about IRA Gifts After years of deliberate saving and investing, your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) has grown.  It may even exceed your need for daily living expenses and create a tax burden. How can you reduce the burden and do something special with the annual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)? Give it to charity. The

13 Dec, 2019

2019-2020 Scholarship Season has started

2019-2020 Scholarship Season has started! Are you a high school, college, or adult student looking for financial assistance for your education? Thanks to our generous donors, the Community Foundation oversees more than 70 scholarship funds that provide around 190 scholarship opportunities to help talented and passionate students attain their dreams. This year we added a

13 Dec, 2019

Match Day 2019 Conclusion

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

8 Nov, 2019

Match Day 2019

MATCH DAY 2019 Double YOUR Impact! The Community Foundation is again sponsoring Match Day on Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, to celebrate our 67 years of community philanthropy.  Last year this event raised $280,603.76 for our local community.  This year on Match Day, sixteen 501(c)(3) organizations who have organization funds at the Community Foundation will be

18 Oct, 2019

New-Skills Scholarship Program

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. 

11 Sep, 2019

Our Role in Philanthropy

Our Role in Philanthropy At the Community Foundation of Shelby County, we help people who want to provide a lasting gift to help the community. We assist donors in creating charitable funds to benefit the regions, causes, or organizations of their choosing. Some charitable funds have one donor while others are established by the gifts

5 Aug, 2019

What is a Donor Advised Fund?

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 of