Practical Philanthropy

 

Information and Resources for Donors and Professional Advisors

Make a Gift From Your IRA to Maximize Tax Savings

There’s good news for individuals aged 70½ and older, who now have the opportunity to donate up to a total of $100,000 ($200,000 for married couples) to one or more...

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Estate Planning Opportunities: Impact of a Low-Interest Rate Environment and COVID-19

Interest rates that are used to calculate the gift tax deduction in estate planning strategies are at historically low levels in response to the slowdown of the economy and the...

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Charitable Giving and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021

The following is a summary of certain provisions of the $900 billion relief package known as the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “Act”) signed into...

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Let Us Help You Help Others

The Community Foundation helps individuals, businesses, and other foundations maximize their charitable impact. This is especially important in a year when needs are great and many charities have never been...

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Establishing Your Legacy

Whether your interests are in health care, the arts, education, the environment, or another critical cause, the Community Foundation can ensure your wishes are carried out in perpetuity and support...

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Making a Gift

For more than 35 years, the Community Foundation has helped donors fulfill their philanthropic goals to create meaningful impact with their charitable dollars. Here are some of the ways contributing...

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Charitable Gift Annuity: Receive Income for Life

Donors who are interested in making a charitable contribution, but still wish to retain an income stream during their lifetime, may find a charitable gift annuity to be a simple...

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3 Reasons to Start a Donor Advised Fund

As we approach the holiday season, year-end giving will become a topic of conversation at home with family members and in consultation with your professional advisors. Consider starting a Donor...

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Address your IRA planning now to maximize tax savings

Consider using your individual retirement account (“IRA”) to achieve your charitable giving goals in 2019. Consider using your individual retirement account (“IRA”) to achieve your charitable giving goals in 2019...

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Maximize giving through a donor advised fund

A Community Foundation donor advised fund can help you support charitable causes you care about in southeast Michigan and around the country. It is also a great way to simplify...

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