Becoming a donor of The Longmont Community Foundation offers an easy way for you to accomplish your charitable goals. As our partner in giving, you will receive the simplicity and tax advantages of a public charity combined with the personal service, ease, and flexibility of a private foundation.
There are three broad ways you can begin to think about creating a charitable gift. The one you choose will depend on your personal as well as philanthropic goals.
- A current gift given outright. For example, a gift of cash or appreciated securities. This method of giving provides a wonderful gift to The Longmont Community Foundation and maximum charitable income tax deduction benefits to you.
- A life-income gift. For example, a gift of cash, long-term appreciated securities or real estate, but you retain the right to receive income from the donation for your lifetime and the lifetime of your spouse. This method of giving provides a wonderful gift to The Longmont Community Foundation and a significant income to you, with reduced income tax deduction benefits.
- A bequest, which is really a gift that comes to us after your lifetime. This method of giving provides ultimate flexibility for you, a wonderful gift for The Longmont Community Foundation, but with no income or tax advantages during your lifetime.
An important decision to make is do you want to create a gift during your lifetime or after your lifetime? Once you have thought about these issues, you can begin to peruse the wide range of giving options and vehicles to establish a charitable fund that meets your personal as well as philanthropic goals.