Ways to Give

We make it easy for individuals and organizations to effectively support meaningful philanthropies and issues facing the Central Savannah River Area, allowing you to focus on the most satisfying aspects of giving – selecting charities and learning about new ideas and opportunities. Working with the Community Foundation allows you to utilize a variety of assets as charitable gifts, converting almost any resource into a means for giving. Our staff is happy to assist you in carrying out the smartest and most convenient ways for you to give either immediately or through your will or estate plan.

Types of Gifts



Cash is an easy and convenient way for you to support worth causes. You may either start a fund or add to an existing fund. Donors may claim an income tax deduction of up to 50 percent of adjusted gross income in any one year when deductions are itemized.


Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds

Appreciated securities donated to the Community Foundation are deductible at their full market value up to 30 percent of adjusted gross income each year when deductions are itemized. The Community Foundation will liquidate the securities and no capital gains tax is paid on the appreciated part of the gift.


Real Estate

We can accept almost any type of real property as a gift – a personal residence, farm, vacation home, undeveloped parcel of land – and remove the hassle and expense to you of managing or selling it. These gifts do require certain procedures to accept and process, so please contact us in advance.


Life Insurance

Designate the Community Foundation as the owner and irrevocable beneficiary of a life insurance policy, and you can enjoy an immediate tax deduction as well as deductions on future premiums, and the policy proceeds will support nonprofits through your fund.



Making a gift through your will is easy and may reduce your taxable estate. With this type of gift, you maintain control over your assets now and support the philanthropies that matter to you later. You can designate a gift of a specific dollar amount, a percentage of an estate, or the remainder of an estate after other bequests are made.


Retirement Accounts and Plans

Retirement plan assets are often one of the most advantageous gifts to give from your estate because they are taxed heavily if left to heirs. If you hold a qualified retirement plan, you can name the Foundation as a beneficiary of the assets and leave a more sizable legacy than may have been possible.

Ready to Get Started?

We’re here to work with you to identify the charitable giving option that fulfills your philanthropic goals whether now or through a planned gift.