Ways to Give

Ways to Give

"I believe the viability of a community starts with a strong educational system, vibrant arts community, and healthy recreational opportunities. I support the Community Foundation because they are truly making a difference in those areas within the greater Wausau area, and I am confident that my donation is hard at work."

Arzelee Drown
Retired High School English Teacher

Create a Legacy

There are many ways to invest in your community through the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin. Our professional staff can help you explore your options and determine which method is right for you. Whichever you choose, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your gift, large or small, will benefit your community today, tomorrow, and always.

You can make an online donation to any fund administered within the Community Foundation. Click on this link to begin the process.

Feel free to contact the Community Foundation office if you need additional information on the following giving options:

Outright Gift

The simplest and most convenient donation is a gift of cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, or other assets. Your charitable gift qualifies for the maximum tax advantages allowed by law.

Bequest by Will

There are a number of ways to utilize the Community Foundation in your will. You can designate a specific gift or a portion of your estate to your Community Foundation and, in some cases, receive a substantial reduction in federal gift and estate taxes. You can also name the Community Foundation as the recipient of dividends, or as the beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy.

Charitable Gift Annuity

You can make a gift of cash or property to your Community Foundation now, get immediate tax benefits, and ensure that you or a loved one receive fixed quarterly or annual income payments for life.

Charitable Remainder Trust

You can place cash or property in a trust that pays annual income to you, or another named beneficiary, for life. After your death, the remainder of the trust transfers to your Community Foundation and is placed into the charitable fund you have selected. You receive income tax benefits in the year you establish your trust.

Charitable Lead Trust

You can place cash or property into a trust that pays a fixed amount to your Community Foundation for a specified number of years. Once this period ends, the assets held by the trust are transferred to the beneficiaries you name. In some cases, you receive a substantial reduction in federal gift and estate taxes.

We recommend that you contact your financial advisor to discuss the benefits of including the Community Foundation in your tax and estate plans. It's your legacy.


Privacy Statement

The Community Foundation ensures every effort is made to maintain complete confidentiality of donor information. Donor names may appear in our annual report, unless anonymity is requested, and are a matter of public record. Addresses, telephone numbers, contributions, and philanthropic preferences are confidentially maintained within the Foundation offices. Our mailing list is an internal database and will not be shared with outside organizations.

The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin is committed to honoring the privacy of all those we work with, including our donors, volunteers, visitors to our website, and subscribers to our electronic newsletters.