Ways of Giving

Types of Funds

The CFO offers many different types of funds to make your charitable giving as easy and beneficial as possible. Please visit our Types of Funds page to decide which is best for you.

What Can I Give?

Gifts of appreciated assets include securities, real property, precious metals, works of art, jewelry or other tangible personal properties. For information on how to donate stock, please contact Susanne Gray, Chief Financial Officer, at (417) 864-6199.

Gifts of life insurance can include an existing policy or purchasing a new policy.

Real estate can be gifted through the Ozarks Charitable Real Estate Foundation (OCREF), a supporting organization of the Community Foundation. Your gift of real estate is easily managed. OCREF provides you with a convenient vehicle for making real estate donations to your local community foundation or favorite nonprofit organization. For information on donating property, please contact Winter Kinne, (417) 864-6199.

A cash contribution is the simplest way to create an endowed named fund or add to it.

We also accept credit card donations (Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express). Please visit this link to make a contribution online.

Other means of giving include:

Supporting Organizations: In lieu of creating a private foundation or a fund within the Community Foundation, a donor can establish a support organization to the Community Foundation. A supporting organization is a separate legal entity with its own board of directors, including appointees from the Community Foundation, and its own grant making program. By supporting a public charity such as the Foundation, the supporting organization acquires public charity tax status that frees the donor from private foundation regulations which include excise taxes, minimum payout requirements and self-dealing proscriptions. The support foundation is a flexible mechanism for the donor who wishes maximum involvement or whose gift size is so large as to approximate or exceed the size of the Community Foundation itself.

Charitable Gift Annuity: Provides a means for donors to make charitable gifts and receive a life income, based on their age and the size of the donation. Donors may even choose to benefit someone else during their life and designate successor beneficiaries. Minimum for this type of gift is $5,000. Read more.

Planned Future Gift Funds: Charitable remainder annuity trust or unitrust provides a donor with a lifetime income while making a charitable gift of the remainder at the end of the donor’s lifetime. Life estates, where donors retain the right to reside on property until death, are also excellent giving vehicles.

While the Community Foundation stands ready to provide general information about ways of giving and types of funds, each individual should consult his or her tax advisor or attorney for specific information. We are pleased to work with local attorneys, accountants and financial advisors to meet donor needs and interests.

For more information, contact Winter Skelton at wkinne@cfozarks.org or (417) 864-6199.