Donor Advised Funds
"I've been having fun as a Donor Advisor since 1999. The Community Foundation does a great job of doing good in every arena you can think of, from the Arts and the Environment to their Neighborhood Grants. I recommend the Community Foundation as THE place to go if you are motivated to make Monterey County a better place, OR if you're interested in saving taxes."
Thomas Hart Hawley
Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Attorney and Author of
"The Artful Dodger's Guide to Planning Your Estate"
Philanthropy is changing, and so is the language around it. "social capital," "venture philanthropy," "giving circles" and "social return-on-investment" are the new buzzwords. An unprecedented intergenerational wealth transfer is the driving force behind this change. It is estimated that $41-136 trillion will change hands over the next few decades and go to heirs, charitable organizations, or the government in taxes.
By far the most popular method for individual giving that has emerged is the Donor Advised Fund. Unlike a private or family foundation, a Donor Advised Fund is easy, flexible and much less costly. Not all Donor Advised Funds are alike, however. The fees on a Donor Advised Fund with a commercial company, like a bank or brokerage company, go right to their bottom line. The Community Foundation is a nonprofit, and fees provide services and grants that benefit local needs.
The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) also has a long history and deep connections with the local nonprofit community. With our experienced, professional, and dedicated staff, the CFMC is a resource that can provide information, advice and personalized service to help you meet your philanthropic goals.
For more information contact President/CEO, Dan Baldwin or call 831.375.9712 x115.