Explore how we work with you and your clients using a a variety of funds and types of gifts:

  • Donor advised funds

           An ideal option if your client would like to take a charitable deduction in one       given year and spread the contributions out over the following years.

    Donors recommend charitable contributions to the causes and charities of their choice. 

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  • Planned giving

           A permanent asset that benefit the nonprofits and causes your client cares         most about.

    Legacy gifts can provide tax advantages now or in the future.  Below are a few planned giving options to discuss with your client:

    Field of Interest fund: Donors can provide readily-available resources for specific causes, leveraging their investments with other donors to maximize impact.

    Designated fund:Permanently endowed assets that can create a reliable source of funding for a specific nonprofit your client cares about, now and for the long-term. A great avenue for IRA rollover contributions.

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  • Supporting Organizations

          Your client gets a private foundation, we handle all the paperwork.

    We serve as a supporting organization for individuals and families who want to set up a Foundation and obtain public charity tax status. The Foundation’s specific mission, purpose and values, are deemed by its Board, maintain a distinct identity and independent role, while we provide grant making and administrative support.

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  • Fund for Chattanooga

          A permanent asset created by the community enables the community to              respond to local needs both now and in the future.

    Unrestricted giving to the Fund for Chattanooga enables the Community Foundation to respond to immediate and ongoing needs in our community. As an endowed fund, investing in the Fund for Chattanooga generates growth that will directly benefit the local community, over and over again, for the entire lifetime of the Fund.

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Types of Assets

In addition to cash, we can accept many different kinds of assets as charitable contributions, including:
  • Real estate
  • Publicly traded stock
  • Restricted / founder's stock
  • Tangible property
  • Intangible and intellectual property
  • Private equity interests
  • Privately held companies
  • Mutual funds
  • Charitable IRA