How to give
Stanislaus Community Foundation offers many ways to give. Our flexible giving options can be customized to fit your unique financial and charitable interests. You can give now, or include a gift as part of your estate planning. We are here to help. We can work with you and your lawyer or financial advisor to help you choose the giving strategy that is right for you.
You can give many different kinds of charitable assets as an outright gift to the Community Foundation. Your gift qualifies for the maximum tax advantage at the time it is given.
For appreciated stock or qualified retirement assets, a direct transfer will deliver maxium tax advantage.
You can accomplish a range of financial and charitable goals with planned gifts.
Bequest by will
Many donors choose to leave their charitable assets upon their death. After assuring that their loved ones have been cared for, donors can bequeath gifts in their wills.
We can help you provide for family and charity by setting up a charitable trust. We can help you and your professional advisor evaluate many options for charitable trusts, including charitable remainder unitrusts, charitable remainder annuity trusts and charitable lead trusts.
For qualified retirement plans and life insurance policies, you can designate the Foundation as the beneficiary.
Charitable gift annuity
Giving through a charitable gift annuity allows you to arrange a generous gift to the community, while providing lifetime income for you or another beneficiary.
Private foundation alternatives
Stanislaus Community Foundation donor advised funds and supporting organizations offer easy, affordable, lasting alternatives to private foundations.