Ways to Give

The Community Foundation of Chippewa County provides a simple, effective, and highly personal approach to giving. We offer a variety of tools to help you achieve your charitable goals.

You can make a gift of cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, or other assets to the Foundation. Most charitable gifts qualify for maximum tax advantage under federal law. For more information and ideas on ways to integrate your financial planning with charitable giving, ask your professional advisor or contact the Community Foundation of Chippewa County.

Making a Contribution

Gift to an Existing Fund

You may designate your gift to one of our existing funds.

Gift in Memory or Honor of a Person

Gifts can be made in memory or in honor of loved ones in any of our existing categories or you may establish a named fund.

Outright Gift

You can make a gift of cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, or other assets to the Community Foundation of Chippewa County. Your charitable gift qualifies for tax advantage under federal law.

Bequest by Will

You can designate a gift or portion of your estate to the Community Foundation of Chippewa County and, in some cases, receive a substantial reduction in federal gift and estate taxes.

Charitable Gift Annuity

You can place cash or property in a trust that pays annual income to you (or another named beneficiary) for life. After your death, the remainder of the trust transfers to the Community Foundation of Chippewa County and is placed into a charitable fund you have selected. You receive income tax benefits the year you establish your trust.

Charitable Lead Trust

You can place cash or property into a trust that pays a fixed amount to the Community Foundation of Chippewa County 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.

Online Gift

Use the donate button below to make your secure credit card or PayPal gift. When making an online donation, please be sure to fill out all information fields and specify which fund will benefit from your charitable donation.

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Support the Community Foundation with your Amazon Purchases

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the the Community Foundation of Chippewa County.

As long as you have an Amazon account, click the button below, search for the items you need to purchase, then 0.5% will be donated to our organization. You must visit amazonsmile.com in a web browser. It is not available in the Amazon app.

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Starting a Fund

The Community Foundation of Chippewa County offers a highly personal approach to giving.

We will work with you, and if appropriate, your professional advisor, to customize a charitable plan that is right for you.

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To discuss your charitable interests and the various options available, contact our foundation office at (715) 723-8125 to schedule an appointment.

Types of Funds

Unrestricted Funds

Your gift can address ever-changing community needs, including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time your gift is made. We evaluate all aspects of community well-being: arts and culture, economic development, education, recreation, health and human services, and more. The flexibility of your unrestricted gift enables the Community Foundation of Chippewa County grants committee and board to respond to the community's most pressing needs -- today and tomorrow.

Field of Interest Funds

Target your gift to address needs in an important area of community life. Areas may include cultural arts, education, environment, health and human services, youth and senior programming, or animal welfare. You identify the cause you want to support when making your gift. The CFCC board awards grants to community organization and programs that are making a difference in the area that reflects your wishes.

Designated Funds

Direct your gift to one or more nonprofit organizations in our area. Your fund will help provide ongoing funding for the organizations you designate.

Donor Advised Funds

You can have ongoing involvement in the use of your gift. Our professional staff will help you identify ways to use dollars from your fund to address the issues and needs you care about the most. Your recommendations are submitted to the CFCC board for approval; we then distribute grant dollars.

Seedling Funds

Establish a seedling fund with a gift of 10 percent of the minimum required for any of the permanent endowment fund. You determine the type of fund and support the organization or purpose you care most about. Once fully endowed, your funds will grant back into the community.

Accountability & Investments

Accountability

The Community Foundation of Chippewa County is accountable to the communities we serve and is pleased to make available its governing documents, conflict of interest policies, confidentiality policy (donor privacy) and the most recent copies of our audited financial statements and IRS Form 990s. To view these during business hours, please contact the Foundation office.

Investments

The Board of Directors and its Finance & Investment Committee are responsible for managing the investment process in a prudent manner with specific regard to preserving principal and providing reasonable returns. In carrying out these duties, the Board of Directors has retained Orgel Wealth Management to manage the assets of the portfolio. The role of Orgel Wealth Management is to provide guidance to the Board on matters pertaining to the investments of portfolio assets, including investment policy, investment selection, monitoring and ensuring portfolio performance and compliance with the investment policy statement.

All decisions pertaining to the investment policy statement and guidelines for the policy's implementation are made by the Board of Directors.

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