Donation Benefits

Why Become a Donor?

As a donor to the Monroe County, Iowa Community Foundation, you will benefit in these ways:

  • Permanence. Your gift may establish or add to a permanent endowment.
  • Commemoration. You may create a fund in your name, memorialize another person, or draw attention to a charitable field by using its name.
  • Recognition. All grants made from named funds can be identified to the recipients by the name used for your fund.
  • Investment expertise. You are saved the time and expense of investing by assured professional investment expertise that guarantees a good return for charity.
  • Supervision. Grant opportunities are investigated and monitored by the board.
  • Giving Options. Some funds let you direct how grants will be made each year.
  • Flexibility. If a field or a beneficiary that you designate should become obsolete in the future, your designation may be appropriately modified to meet the needs of Monroe County.
  • Simplicity and Convenience. Creating a fund from your gift is not complicated.
  • Tax advantage. Your gifts to the Community Foundation are accorded maximum tax advantage by the Internal Revenue Service. By making gifts through the Foundation, you can achieve business, family and estate planning objectives; assist the charitable agencies and causes that you favor; and produce maximum benefits for the communities of the Monroe County area.

Ways of Giving:

The Monroe County, Iowa Community Foundation can accept almost any kind of charitable gift including:

  • cash
  • securities
  • real estate
  • life insurance
  • life income trusts
  • charitable lead trusts
  • bequests
  • private foundation assets

We welcome gifts of any size from individuals, corporations, private foundations and nonprofit organizations. Even family - managed trusts and small foundations can find it advantageous to transfer their assets to a donor-advised fund with the Foundation. In so doing, they benefit from the tax advantages of a public foundation and its efficiency.

Whatever their charitable interests, all donors have in common a strong attachment to the Monroe County area and an enduring commitment to meet its present and future needs.