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Donor-Advised Funds Offer Flexibility and Convenience 

Donor-advised funds are one of the most popular giving vehicles in modern philanthropy. They’re flexible and convenient, and they can help your community—and you—get the most out of your gift.  

How a Donor-Advised Fund Works


Once you’ve established a donor-advised fund, you can contribute to the fund at any time. Give whatever type of asset works for you. Gifts typically qualify for a tax deduction in the year(s) you give. 


Endowed funds held at the Community Foundation are invested to preserve and enhance the value of the original gift while allowing for regular distributions, or grants. This means that your gift and its impact will continue to grow over time, benefitting the community forever. 


When you’re ready, you can recommend a grant from the donor-advised fund to any qualifying nonprofit organizations. As our community’s needs and opportunities evolve, you can be ready to support the organizations that are strengthening Linn County.  

Benefits of Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-Advised Funds are a smart, simple, flexible and convenient way to give. There are many benefits for these charitable funds. 

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Director of Family Philanthropy


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