Advantages

Depending on the situation, there are a number of factors that can make giving through the Foundation more effective than giving directly to a chosen charity. These factors include:

  • Option of establishing one fund to benefit multiple purposes
  • Maximum tax benefits
  • Flexibility in the types of assets that can be gifted
  • Choice of gifting options/methods
  • Guaranteed long-term adherence to the donor's wishes
  • Professional management of funds
  • Record keeping convenience

Qualifing Communities 

Gifts through the Grand Island Community Foundation can benefit charitable causes in any community anywhere in the United States. If, for example, John Doe wants to honor his parents by establishing a scholarship fund for the benefit of students in his parents' hometown of St. Paul, Minnesota, the Grand Island Community Foundation can make that arrangement. The Foundation also has donors who reside in other states and whose gifts are benefiting communities throughout Nebraska.