Options for Giving

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region is authorized to accept gifts of all kinds. You are encouraged to use the full "menu" of giving vehicles to realize your philanthropic goals. You may establish and make additions to your Fund using both current and deferred gifts.

Outright Gifts

Cash and Credit Card
We accept cash/checks. And you can make a credit card gift by using our secure online donation form here.

Appreciated Property

Publicly traded stock, closely held stock, real estate.

Private Foundation Assets

Your existing private foundation may also be converted into your donor advised fund or supporting organization within The Community Foundation. This enables you to retain the name and purpose of the private foundation while alleviating the administrative and compliance functions.

Planned Gifts

A bequest to The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region is as simple as adding a codicil to your will. This is the most common planned gift and it may provide you with valuable estate tax savings.

Life Insurance
One of the easiest ways to make a significant contribution is to give a life insurance policy to The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region for your Fund. You may give a policy no longer needed, take out a new policy or name The Community Foundation as a beneficiary of an existing policy and receive valuable income and estate tax savings.

Charitable Remainder Trust
A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) allows you to establish a trust for the ultimate benefit of your Fund while retaining the income generated by the assets given. A CRT may eliminate capital gains taxes, reduce or eliminate estate taxes, improve lifetime cash flow, and may provide for heirs as well.

Charitable Lead Trust
This trust allows you to provide income to your Fund for a fixed number of years. The remainder is then returned to you or a named beneficiary.

Charitable Gift Annuity
With a Charitable Gift Annuity your one-time gift will pay a return for as long as you and your spouse live. Upon your death, the principal of your annuity will be placed in an endowment fund in your name. You may specify where your money is to go based on your charitable interests, or ask The Community Foundation to allocate the funds where the needs are greatest.

Retirement Accounts

Qualified retirement plan accounts are subjected to layers of taxation (i.e., estate tax, federal income tax and state income tax). For some accounts, the combination of these taxes can be as high as 75-85 percent! A charitable gift of these funds, however, may provide your Fund at The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region with 100% of the value.

Life Estate

If you own valuable property that you would like to use during your lifetime, but make arrangements to give it to The Community Foundation upon death, you may receive a current income tax deduction and future estate tax deduction.

For more information:

Starlet Hunter

Director, Corporate and Professional Services 

(202) 263-4763