For Donors


The Community Foundation of the Valleys has many options to support both your financial objectives and your interest in supporting community causes and programs. One of the most popular charitable funds has both tax benefits while allowing you to build your own legacy by supporting community causes and programs. This popular fund is called a Donor Advised Fund (“DAF”). Creating this fund allows you, the donor, to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit and then recommend donations through your account, from time to time. Think of a DAF as a “charitable savings” account. A donor may contribute to the fund as frequently as they like and then recommends a specific charity when ready to do so. Here’s how it works:

  1. You make an irrevocable contribution of personal assets.
  2. You receive an immediate tax deduction that the IRS allows.
  3. You can name your DAF successors or charitable beneficiaries.
  4. Your contribution is placed in a donor-advised account where it can be invested and grow, tax free.
  5. Once the fund is established, you may recommend grants to qualified charities when you are ready to do so.

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Local businesses can support organizations of their choice through a donation to the Community Foundation of the Valleys. Many businesses are regularly approached by numerous charities and organizations for donations. By making a donation to the Community Foundation of the Valleys, businesses receive the following benefits:

  1. Expertise and recommendations for charities aligned with business goals and objectives.
  2. One contribution a year that can support multiple charities of your choice.
  3. The Community Foundation of the Valleys manages all aspects of the donation through your fund including contribution acknowledgements.

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Community Organizations

Here at the Community Foundation of the Valleys, we can assist other nonprofit organizations build a better community through our services to help you build and sustain an endowment and to support your future growth through practical and sustainable investment strategies. Building endowments is an opportunity to ensure your nonprofit’s financial future.

By partnering with us, your nonprofit organization may benefit from our experience and knowledge of endowment creation and development. Our access to expert accountants, estate and trust attorneys and wealth management planners can help you create a fund to maximize your financial success. Our formal partnership with the California Community Foundation (“CCF”) offers other nonprofit organizations many benefits of its 100-year track record of funding beneficial social change. This partnership allows us to minimize our administrative costs and passing these savings along to nonprofit donors will help you build your endowment.

And, through this partnership with the CCF, we can also help you make wise investment choices. The advantage to working with us rather with another financial entity or foundation is that you will receive personalized attention. Our team may periodically recommend donors and resources to your organization and, we can provide local not for profit organizations training and development.

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