What You Can Give

Your gift can take many forms.  We can assist you with what is best suited to your goals and assets.

Cash: easy, direct, and fully tax-deductible as allowed by law. You can make your gift by check or by credit card.

Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds: enable you to avoid the tax on any appreciation, yet still receive a tax deduction for the full market value. The foundation, as a tax-exempt charity, may sell the securities and avoid taxes on the appreciation.

Grain: allows a reduction in self employment taxes, the ability to deduct all production expenses and omit the income from what was gifted.

Real Estate: land or a building can be given in a number of ways and allows you to avoid taxes on the appreciation. The donor must obtain a qualified appraisal to establish the gift value.

Personal Property: automobiles, art work, jewelry, valuable collectibles, antiques and more can be donated to give you a charitable tax deduction for the full, fair market value.

Bequests: through your will or living trust, you can specify a dollar amount, property or a percentage of your estate go to charitable causes. The Halstead Community Foundation must be named as the charitable beneficiary. A signed Donor-Advised Memorandum is required to name the charities and endowment funds that will benefit from your bequest.

Life Insurance: an affordable way to give a significant amount. You can make the foundation the beneficiary of an existing policy or a new policy you may choose to purchase. A variety of options are available, all of which provide tax advantages and allow you to leverage your dollars for maximum impact.