Establishing Your Fund

We accept a variety of assets to establish charitable giving funds. Your fund can be established during your lifetime or through your estate. Pledge options may be available. Your gift may be eligible for a tax deduction and/or tax credit.

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Cash, Check or Credit Card

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A gift of cash, check or credit card is the easiest way to create a new charitable giving fund or add to an existing one. Donations by check should be made payable to the Idaho Community Foundation, with a reference to the fund into which they should be deposited, and mailed directly to our main office:
Idaho Community Foundation
210 W State Street
Boise, ID 83702

Click to make an online donation to an existing ICF fund

Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds

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Many gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds and mutual funds result in a charitable deduction for the full market value of the donated asset (even if you bought it for less) and minimize capital gains taxes.

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Closely Held Stock

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Donating the closely held stock of your business to the community foundation can offer you a charitable deduction for the appraised fair market value and potential saving of capital gains tax.

Potential gifts of privately held stock are carefully evaluated before acceptance.

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Real Estate

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Gifts of real estate often allow you to make a substantial contribution while receiving valuable income tax advantages.

Property will be carefully evaluated before acceptance. Typically, the property must be readily marketable and free of environmental problems.

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Tangible Personal and Business Assets

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Establish your fund with personal or business property, such as art collections, jewelry, automobiles, business assets and more

Property will be carefully evaluated before acceptance. Typically, the property must be readily marketable and free of environmental problems.

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Private Foundation Assets

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Close the foundation and transfer all assets to an Idaho Community Foundation charitable giving fund or provide annual grants to an ICF fund.

An ICF charitable giving fund relieves you and other board members of the complexities and costs associated with running a private foundation. We have several different fund options that may allow you to accomplish the charitable goals of your foundation and continue recommending annual beneficiaries.

Another option: If you’re not quite ready to terminate your private foundation, or would like to do so in incremental steps, you can make grants to ICF to create your own named fund or support an existing one. Granting to an ICF fund may help your private foundation meet the required minimum payout, and still allow your board to have advisory privileges.

Click here to email ICF for more information.

Click here to see a comparison between a private foundation and an ICF fund.

Give Later

The Idaho Community Foundation has several options for people who want to include philanthropy in their estate planning.

Selecting one of these options makes you eligible to join our Legacy Society.

Bequest
Create a new ICF charitable giving fund or name an existing fund as a beneficiary in your bequest.

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A bequest can be made through a donor’s will or living trust. It is easy to establish and can be revocable. You can state your bequest as a set amount of cash, securities, or other assets; or as the “residue” or a “percentage of the residue” of the estate. Please see our sample bequest language.

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Life Insurance
Transfer an existing policy to the Idaho Community Foundation or purchase a new one in ICF’s name.

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Naming the Idaho Community Foundation as a beneficiary of your insurance policy enables you to create a charitable legacy without using cash and other assets designated for your heirs.

Contact your professional advisor to see if a gift of life insurance is a good option for you.

Retirement Assets
Maximize value by minimizing income and estate taxes.

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Taxation on retirement plan withdrawals decreases their value for your heirs. Consider providing other assets to heirs and naming the Idaho Community Foundation as the beneficiary of your retirement accounts. You can save taxes and preserve your hard-earned assets for the good of your community.

To name the Idaho Community Foundation as the beneficiary of your retirement plan, contact the plan administrator for the IRA or tax-deferred retirement.

Charitable Gift Annuity
Receive a lifetime income in exchange for your charitable gift.

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With a charitable gift annuity, you receive a fixed stream of income for life. Through a simple contract, you agree to make a donation of cash, stocks or other assets to the Idaho Community Foundation. In exchange, we agree to pay one or two individuals (annuitants) fixed quarterly payments for the remainder of their lives. After the passing of the last annuitant, the remaining principal is transferred to a new or existing ICF fund to accomplish your specific charitable goals.

See how a gift like this could work for you.

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Charitable Trusts
Provide income to your heirs and then to the Idaho Community Foundation (charitable remainder trust), or provide income to the Idaho Community Foundation and then to your heirs (charitable lead trust).

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Several types of charitable trusts create valuable options in estate planning by providing tax savings, a significant gift and income for either a charity or family members.

See how a gift like this could work for you.

Contact your professional advisor about establishing a charitable trust.