Community Foundation Advantage 2022-01-31T21:55:51+00:00

Community Foundation Advantage

When considering the best avenue for your philanthropic giving, some believe that a private foundation provides the only option for long-term involvement with assets set aside for charitable purposes. In reality, a named fund or supporting organization at the Community Foundation offers numerous advantages, providing real ways for you to stay engaged in giving and avoids many of the hassles and costs of private foundation management.

CFONCW = Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin

Private Foundation CFONCW
Community Impact
or Designated Funds
CFONCW
Donor Advised Fund
CFONCW Supporting
Organization
Administration Detailed annual filing with IRS CFONCW carries out all record-keeping and accounting
Grantmaking Expertise For larger foundations, a professional staff CFONCW staff assistance to review and monitor proposals
Control Trustees have complete control of distributions and responsiblity for asset management CFONCW Board of Directors responsible for grantmaking to carry out donor’s intent and asset management Donor advisors recommend grant recipients to CFONCW Board for approval; Board responsible for managing assets Own Board of Directors responsible for grantmaking and asset management
Cost Legal and accounting fees, insurance, office space, staff and operational costs No cost to establish; investment and management fees Cost to establish; investment and management fees
Legal Identity Separate nonprofit entity (Donor’s choice of name) Fund of CFONCW Donor’s choice of name; separate nonprofit entity affiliated with CFONCW
Tax Status Private Foundation Public Charity
Taxation of Investment Income 2% Anually None
Payout Requirement Annual grants must equal 5% of corpus None
Deductability of Gifts Deductible up to 30% of adjusted gross income; gifts of appreciated property deductible at fair market value (up to 20% of AGI) Deductible up to 50% of adjusted gross income; gifts of appreciated property deductible at fair market value (up to 30% of AGI)

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Karla Lodholz | Director of Donor Services