Ways to Give

danceThe Missoula Community Foundation offers several ways to give to the projects and causes that make Missoula unique. We accept gifts made by credit card, cash, and/or check. We can also accept gifts of marketable securities, bequests, charitable lead trusts, pooled income fund trusts, charitable life estate agreements, deferred charitable gift annuities and trusts, and paid-up insurance policies. The Missoula Community Foundation rasies both permanent endowments and current-use funds. Gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible.

Gifts to the Missoula Community Foundation’s General Fund

These gifts are very important to the Missoula Community Foundation’s sustainability. These are unrestricted gifts to our general operating expenses and board initiatives.

Gifts to the Missoula Community Foundation’s Unrestricted Endowment

These gifts add to the permanent endowment of the Missoula Community Foundation.

Gifts to Grantmaking

These gifts support the Missoula Community Foundation’s grantmaking activities and may be designated for any of the initiatives, field of interest funds, discretionary funds, or grant cycle recipients.

Establish a Fund

With a minimum contribution of $10,000, you can establish a fund in the name of your family, your business, or anyone you wish to honor. Types of funds include: donor advised funds, field of interest funds, designated funds, memorial funds, organization funds, and scholarship funds. Click here for more information on how to establish a fund.

Giving Through Estate Planning

Many donors give through bequests from their estate. Charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, remainder interests in real estate, and gifts of life insurance are among the most tax-effective ways to support the Community Foundation or to add to existing funds. Charitable remainder trusts have the added advantage of providing excellent income and tax benefits for the donor before their assets are turned over to charitable purposes.

For more information contact us.