There are many ways to give. The only question may be whether you should give now or give later.
You can start supporting the community now with an outright gift of:
You can give through your estate plan by designating the FM Area Foundation as the beneficiary of:
Making a planned gift through your estate plan enables you to maintain control of your assets during your lifetime and possibly give more than you ever thought you could. To learn more, visit our planned giving site.
These are examples of common ways to give, but many philanthropic vehicles exist. Our expert staff will work with you and your advisor to create effective approaches specifically designed for your unique giving and financial situation, whether it is a gift today or a planned gift in your will.
|Starting a Donor-Advised Fund at the FM Area Foundation (FMAF)||Starting a Private Foundation||Giving Directly to a Favorite Charity|
|Initial Gift Minimum||$5,000 with intention to build to $25,000 within five years||$5-$10 million recommended||None|
|Administrative Support||Provided by FMAF professional staff||None, must hire private foundation staff||N/A|
|Tax Deduction Limits for Gifts of Cash*||50% of adjusted gross income||30% of adjusted gross income||50% of adjusted gross income|
|Tax Deduction Limits for Gifts of Stock or Real Property*||30% of adjusted gross income||20% of adjusted gross income||30% of adjusted gross income|
|Required Payout||None||Must expend 5% of net assets value annually||N/A|
We can do so much more for our communities by working together. If you want to make a difference close to home, you can join like-minded supporters and give to one of our 400+ charitable funds, each with its own unique story and purpose.
“We wanted the scholarship to live on as a legacy for Norman and I in our communities to encourage a young person as they seek their dreams.”
“Serving on the Foundation board enables me to support efforts to strengthen our community.”
“We are thrilled to engage our daughters as future advisors to our fund. Knowing there will always be a family member to guide our charitable intent makes us feel great.”
“Anything that can motivate a child’s love of reading deserves support. Read to Lead can be such a vehicle.”
“Thank you to the Women's Fund for supporting our moms and children.”
“The community foundation is specifically created to encourage and nourish the giving spirit in the community.”
“Thanks to support from the FM Area Foundation, we completed two major projects. We're very grateful for the Foundation’s generosity as these projects support our mission to preserve and maintain the historic facility.”