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The New Tax Law: Donor Strategy – Bundling your Gifts

At the Community Foundation, we strive to build partnerships with our donors and provide the latest in philanthropic news and tax law changes. There is concern that the large increase in the new Standard Deduction could possibly remove the advantage of deducting charitable contributions. Here’s why: if your total deductions don’t exceed the new larger [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|Cleveland, Funds, Giving, Tax benefits, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The New Tax Law: Donor Strategy – Bundling your Gifts

Charitable Donations and Tax Planning

According to Laura Saunders at The Wall Street Journal, “For millions of Americans, the most important tax-planning tip between now and the end of the year is to check your charitable contributions.” Read the Full Story You want to make a charitable donation before the end of the year, but you are running out of [...]

By | December 20th, 2017|Cleveland, Funds, Giving, News|Comments Off on Charitable Donations and Tax Planning

How your Appreciated Assets can Benefit your Community

It’s a bull market and it has been a banner year for asset growth. You may be holding some very lucrative stocks right now. Consider making your year-end gift using appreciated assets.  Gifting these items not only allows you to make a more impactful gift, but also can provide you with several tax benefits. You get [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|Cleveland, Funds, Giving|Comments Off on How your Appreciated Assets can Benefit your Community

Non-Profit Seminar

The Community Foundation hosts an educational seminar each year specifically designed for our local non-profits to provide professional development opportunities for nonprofit boards and staff. The 2017 Seminar is presented in partnership with Lee University and is schedule for November 9, 2017 in the new School of Business Building on the Lee University campus. The [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Non-Profit Seminar

5 Reasons to Give Locally

During the summer and fall months I enjoy visiting our many local farmers’ markets. In addition to the fun of shopping for fresh, in-season produce, I enjoy knowing that my purchases are helping our local farmers and our local economy. This past Saturday, when I was picking out homegrown tomatoes at the farmers market on [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Give Locally

WANTED: Singers for Community Sing-along

The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus of Tennessee's invites anyone interested in singing to participate as a chorus member in their inaugural "Interactive Messiah Sing-along" on Saturday, November 18th at 7:30PM at Cleveland State’s George R. Johnson Theatre. The rehearsals will be all on Thursday evenings at Cleveland State Community College's George R. Johnson building in [...]

By | September 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on WANTED: Singers for Community Sing-along

Hurricane Harvey Relief & How You Can Help

As Harvey hit Houston, the National Weather Service issued a dire warning: “This event is unprecedented” and “beyond anything experienced”… We have all been closely watching the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. And, as you can imagine, the true degree of the damage will be uncovered in the days ahead. If you would [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|Disaster Relief, Giving, News|Comments Off on Hurricane Harvey Relief & How You Can Help

Leaving a “Giving” Footprint

Most people would agree that we are caretakers of the world we live in and as such have a moral obligation to leave it in at least as good a condition as we found it. A perfect example of this thinking are the concerns around global warming and climate change. We were reminded that how [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|Cleveland, Funds, Giving|Comments Off on Leaving a “Giving” Footprint

Books About Giving For Your Summer Reading List

With the increase in temperatures, summer activities lend themselves toward relaxation. It’s the perfect time to plunge into your reading list, learn about a new subject, or teach your children about a new topic they might not learn in school. If giving and philanthropy are your topics of interest, we have the scoop on the [...]

By | July 3rd, 2017|Books, Giving, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Books About Giving For Your Summer Reading List

Tennessee Valley Institute for Nonprofit Excellence (TVI)

The Center for Nonprofits’ (CNP) annual Tennessee Valley Institute for Nonprofit Excellence (TVI) – a conference designed to inspire excellence and best practices in the nonprofit sector. This year’s conference theme is Bold Social Impact and will feature a keynote address from Dan Pallotta, a nationally acclaimed speaker and author of Uncharitable. Breakout sessions will [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Events, Giving, News, TN, Training|Comments Off on Tennessee Valley Institute for Nonprofit Excellence (TVI)