Practical Philanthropy

 

Information and Resources for Donors and Professional Advisors

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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How the CARES Act Impacts Charitable Giving

On March 27, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act includes tax benefits related to charitable giving. For individuals, the...

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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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Tax Law Changes and Charitable Giving in 2020

While federal tax law governing retirement benefits has changed significantly as of January 1, 2020, the IRA charitable rollover remains an effective charitable giving strategy. The new law: Increases the...

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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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