Practical Philanthropy

 

Information and Resources for Donors and Professional Advisors

Year-End Charitable Giving Reminders

As you work with your advisors on year-end planning, consider some of these giving strategies that will allow you to support the Community Foundation and charitable causes important to you...

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Becoming a Donor

When you want to make an impact in the world, it helps to have a good guide. The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan specializes in making it easy for donors...

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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

Consider starting a Donor Advised Fund as a part of your charitable giving. You create a fund with a minimum gift of $10,000, and recommend grants over time from the...

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