Giving Options

Giving Options

Our goal is to help you develop your philanthropic vision, connect more deeply with organizations and causes that are important to you and maximize the impact of your giving. We offer a variety of giving options tailored to your philanthropic goals.

  • Peter and Jackie HenningWe like the motto, ‘Here for Good.’ Community foundations are strong and long-lived. The CFMC has an intimate knowledge of the effectiveness of local nonprofits that is really valuable. – Jackie and Peter Henning

  • Cynthia SnorfI love the CFMC’s list of nonprofit opportunities for giving. It helps me focus on where my donations can be most effective. – Cynthia Snorf Livermore

  • Dena and Joel GambordI love the ‘can-do’ attitude of the CFMC. – Joel and Dena Gambord

Types of Funds

We offer many types of charitable funds to help you put your philanthropic resources to work for the greatest impact.

Donor Advised Funds are a popular way to partner with us. You:

  • establish a fund at the CFMC and receive immediate tax benefits
  • remain actively involved in giving to the causes you care about
  • receive advice and support from our professional Philanthropic Services staff

Learn about Donor Advised Funds

What to Give

You can give now or give later. We accept both simple and complex assets and help you plan gifts that will advance your philanthropic vision, produce tax benefits, and, in some cases, generate long-term income for you during your lifetime along with the satisfaction of giving back.

Private Foundation Services

We offer a variety of philanthropic services to support private foundations’ local, national or international grantmaking. Reduce the administrative burden and maximize charitable giving with the assurance that your foundation’s goals will be achieved in a personalized, cost-effective manner.

Corporate Philanthropy

We offer custom services to help your company plan, govern and operate your community philanthropy. A Corporate Fund at the CFMC helps your business maximize impact through its giving.