How to Give
Each individual, family, or organization we work with has unique charitable interests and unique financial circumstances. We help you make the most of both, so you receive the greatest return on your community investment.
Your gift qualifies for maximum charitable benefit under state and federal law.
Cash - The easiest way to establish or add to a fund.
Appreciated Stock - A gift of appreciated stock can be used to establish or add to an existing fund. Your gift qualifies for a tax deduction based on the full market value of your stock; you avoid capital gains tax that would otherwise arise from the sale of this stock.
Life Insurance Policies - Receive a deduction on the computed current value of your paid-up policy or premium payments.
Real Estate - You may choose to give real estate outright and receive an immediate tax deduction for the appraised market value, or retain the use of the property during your lifetime and make a planned gift to the Community Foundation.
As part of your estate planning, you have a number of options in giving to the Wyoming Community Foundation. Planned gifts make you eligible for our Field of Seeds Legacy Society.
Bequest - You can designate a gift or portion of your estate to the Wyoming Community Foundation and, in some cases, receive a substantial reduction in federal gift and estate taxes.
Charitable Gift Annuity - You can make a gift of cash or property to the Community Foundation now, get immediate tax benefits, and ensure that you or a loved one receive fixed quarterly or annual income payments for life.
Charitable Remainder Trust - You can place cash or property in a trust that pays annual income to you (or another named beneficiary) for life. After your lifetime, the remainder of the trust transfers to the Wyoming Community Foundation and is placed into a charitable fund you have selected. You receive income tax benefits the year you established your trust.
Charitable Lead Trust - You can place cash or property into a trust that pays a fixed amount to the Community Foundation for the number of years you select. Once this period ends, the assets held by the trust are transferred to the beneficiaries you name. In some cases, you receive a substantial reduction in federal gift and estate taxes