We want you to think of the Community Foundation first when opportunities arise for your clients to make significant charitable gifts.
We have your clients’ best interests in mind.
We offer many giving options tailored to donor giving and financial goals. We maximize tax advantages for most gifts under state and federal law. We build endowment funds that benefit the community forever and help create personal legacies.
We do this often, so your experience will be virtually seamless.
In 2009, we took in $2,755,963 in contributions and approved over $2.76 million in donor advised and designated agency grants. We facilitate the most complex forms of giving. We serve donors by supporting their multiple and changing charitable interests. We are experienced in accepting a wide variety of assets.
Our roots are as deep and diverse as the community we serve.
We have a unique perspective to understand our community’s needs across a broad spectrum. We see the short-term needs while considering the long-term vision for the community to make the Holland/Zeeland area an even better place to live. We facilitate the distribution of funds to agencies, programs and areas of interest that will most benefit from them. Our Vision Fund allows donors to make a difference by fulfilling the changing and diverse needs of our community.
We are trusted stewards of our donors’ gifts.
As of year end 2010, we manage $38 million in investments. We are in compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, which means we have met 41 national standards that promote integrity, continuous self-improvement and public trust with the goal of seeking excellence for our donors and the community we serve.
Our information is available through Guidestar, an organization that gathers and reports non-profit organization data to help donors make informed giving decisions.
We are your partner in serving your clients.
We value the mutual relationships we enjoy with area professional advisors. Our Professional Advisors Committee, made up of area bankers, attorneys and financial advisors, helps us understand your needs and information we can provide. Below are some tools that may be helpful when explaining the Foundation to your clients.
We specialize in helping people connect to the causes they care about most. Whether that connection happens today or in the future, these estate and financial tools will help you understand your options to most closely match your charitable wishes.
Giving Advice on Charitable Giving
Listening for Charitable Opportunities
Multiple Benefits of Charitable Giving
Giving through Community Foundations
Comparing Four Approaches to Giving
Flexible Charitable Vehicles. Flexible Financial Choices.