Corporate Giving Program


Whether your business is just beginning to consider how to give or you’re already operating a corporate foundation, the Community Foundation can help further your philanthropic mission. We can streamline your charitable giving through a donor-advised fund, administer your grantmaking program or coordinate an employee matching gift fund. Our community knowledge and charitable giving expertise can help you meet your corporate giving goals, promote your company or family’s philanthropic passions and make a positive impact on your community.

Why Companies Choose the Community Foundation for Their Charitable Giving

Your Philanthropy Becomes Cost-Effective and Efficient

Charitable giving through the Community Foundation is done under the Foundation’s federal tax identification, so there are no tax returns for you to file, no excise taxes to be paid, no minimum payout requirement, and no up-front legal fees. It is a seamless means of outsourcing your corporate giving program.

Charitable giving through the Community Foundation is based on a standard agreement between you and the Foundation. There is no fee to create a fund and a very low cost to administer the fund. We provide tax receipts for all contributions and many years of experience accepting all types of assets including cash, stock and real estate.

Your Charitable Giving Becomes More Organized

Your business will receive regular reports showing the charities you are supporting and the amounts given. The fund can insulate the business from the deluge of requests for contributions and acts as a buffer for on-the-spot solicitations.

Simple Solutions for Corporations

Corporate Donor-Advised Fund

This is an attractive alternative that offers immediate tax benefits to your company and allows you to support you or your employees’ charities of choice with no minimum or maximum limits on grantmaking.

Grantmaking Program

Grantmaking is a more robust charitable giving option that allows you to fund local programs or projects through a community grant application process. We offer a range of service to ensure that your grant dollars create impact in your community.

Employee Matching Gift Fund

An employee matching gift fund allows you to enhance employees’ contributions and/or volunteer time. The Community Foundation handles the details, including processing checks and verifying the charitable status of grant recipients.

Disaster Relief Fund

A disaster relief fund provides an immediate tax deduction while allowing you to support charities that respond to disasters or to provide your employees with qualified emergency needs should a disaster strike.

For more information on corporate giving or becoming a corporate partner, call us at 563-588-2700.

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