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You have decided to make a significant gift to charity and have questions.

“Which charities fit my interests?”

“Will my money directly help the cause I support?”

“How do I know my gift will make a difference?”

“What kind of impact can I make?”

Expertise
When you work with our donor services staff, we offer you expert advice that will help you achieve your charitable goals. Our donor service staff takes the worry out of giving large sums of money. You can be confident that your gift will be recognized, tracked, and will make an impact.  Call Chief Philanthropy Officer Tracy Turner, CAP®PhD to talk about your goals 775-333-5499.

If you are thinking about creating a private foundation consider the Community Foundation instead.

Learn about the advantages of a donor advised fund. Features of a private foundation are side by side with the features of a donor advised fund in this comparison chart.

Impact
In 2015, Community Foundation funds distributed more than $5.8 in grants and scholarships. The Community Foundation manages more than 220 separate charitable funds worth more than $76.8 million. We can help you plan your contribution to receive maximum tax advantages. You are encouraged to make well-researched grants. Community Foundation program staff will research and present you with grant opportunities that make the most of your generosity. As a fundholder of the Community Foundation, you are encouraged to meet with nonprofit executives at our office, or accompany Program staff on a site visit. Get to know the nonprofits you support. When you do, your giving will mean more to you and will have a bigger impact.

Learn more about Creating your Charitable Fund, Giving through your Estate, or  Establishing a Scholarship.

If you prefer to contribute directly to a nonprofit fund at the Community Foundation, please do so on the Donate Now page.