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Meeting Needs in New Ways

While many of us have the luxury of “sheltering in place”, with food and necessities, some are not so fortunate. Below are some of the organizations in our community meeting emergency needs and ways that you can support the work they are doing. Caring Place: Food (via drive through delivery at Wildwood location), Sac Pac [...]

By | April 10th, 2020|Cleveland, Disaster Relief, Giving, News, Non-profits|Comments Off on Meeting Needs in New Ways

CARES ACT: TAX CHANGES

Expanded charitable contribution deductions For charitable contributions made in 2020, there is now available an unlimited charitable deduction for cash contributions to public charities, for taxpayers who itemize deductions (file Schedule A as part of their Form 1040). This means that for every dollar contributed, an income tax deduction will be allowed up to the [...]

By | April 8th, 2020|Cleveland, Funds, Giving, News, Tax benefits|Comments Off on CARES ACT: TAX CHANGES

The CARES Act offers relief for nonprofits during this unprecedented time

On March 27, 2020, the federal government enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. The $2 trillion CARES Act includes emergency relief for individuals, businesses, medical centers and nonprofits. There are some important time-sensitive implications for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that we want to bring to your attention. You may want to act quickly [...]

By | April 4th, 2020|Cleveland, Disaster Relief, News, Non-profits|Comments Off on The CARES Act offers relief for nonprofits during this unprecedented time

Improve Your Impact Through Planned Giving

Planned giving is one of those things everyone thinks they know, but often do not. While there are several ways of defining planned giving using technical language, this simple description works in almost every situation: A planned gift is any gift that takes more than two minutes to make. Essentially, a planned gift is any [...]

By | March 2nd, 2020|Cleveland, Funds, Giving, News, Tax benefits|Comments Off on Improve Your Impact Through Planned Giving

The Secure Act and the QCD (qualified charitable distributions)

You can experience the joy of giving—by transferring some of your IRA funds directly to charity during your lifetime without first counting it as income and paying federal income tax on it. The “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement” Act, aka the SECURE Act, was signed into law on December 20, 2019. The SECURE [...]

By | February 19th, 2020|Funds, Giving, News, Tax benefits|Comments Off on The Secure Act and the QCD (qualified charitable distributions)

Movies in the Park 2019

Pack up your chairs and blankets and get ready to watch a movie under the stars! The Community Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Council is presenting the movie Hotel Transylvania on Saturday, June 8 at Greenway Park. “We encourage you to gather your family and spend quality time together while watching a family-friendly movie on a giant [...]

By | April 29th, 2019|Cleveland, Events, News, Summer Activities|Comments Off on Movies in the Park 2019

A Thank You to Nonprofits Affected by the Federal Government Shutdown

Dear Nonprofit Colleagues: Thank you. You have stepped forward, yet again, to help innocent people who are being hurt by circumstances beyond their control. In normal times, you are reliably there helping others cope with everyday struggles and natural disasters. This time, however, it’s an unnatural disaster created by the President and Congress. Still you [...]

By | January 25th, 2019|Giving, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Thank You to Nonprofits Affected by the Federal Government Shutdown

Time for a ‘Paycheck Checkup’

In IR-2018-120, the Internal Revenue Service urged taxpayers to use the Withholding Calculator on www.IRS.gov for a "Paycheck Checkup" to make sure they have the right amount of tax taken out of their paychecks for their personal situation. The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), brought many changes that will affect taxpayers. [...]

By | May 31st, 2018|Giving, News, Tax benefits|Comments Off on Time for a ‘Paycheck Checkup’

The Unity Center is a busy place!

The Unity Center Endowment Fund provides an ongoing stream of revenue to help ensure a strong future for the Unity Center as the organization continues its mission to build hope and opportunity by promoting educational, social and spiritual growth for all. Enrichment, community building, responsibility, life skills....add to that some fun, laughter and music and [...]

By | April 5th, 2018|Cleveland, Funds, Giving, News|Comments Off on The Unity Center is a busy place!

Saving Your Company’s Productivity: How to Respond to the Opioid Crisis

The Bridge, a fund of the Community Foundation, recently partnered with the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce to host a workshop for local business/industry leaders titled Saving Your Company’s Productivity: How to Respond to the Opioid Crisis. Topics covered included, “Awareness and Scope of Opioid Epidemic in Bradley County,” presented by Mr. Scott Elam and Mr. [...]

By | April 5th, 2018|Cleveland, Funds, Giving, News, Training|Comments Off on Saving Your Company’s Productivity: How to Respond to the Opioid Crisis