Ways To Give

WE’RE HERE TO HELP EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

Charitable gifts are as individual as the people making the contributions. All share a passion for philanthropy, but choose to give in a variety of ways. Some want to name the fund they establish — others want to give in total anonymity. Some want to begin making grants immediately, others need income for the duration of their lives.  Some want simply to give today.

“Establishing funds at CCF allows us to give without worry.”

— Tom Merrill, Donor Advised Fund

Tom and Danalee Merrill established a Donor Advised Fund with proceeds from the sale of their company.

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Our job is to help you put your philanthropic values into action. With CCF you have the flexibility to establish a charitable giving plan tailored to your philanthropic interests and goals.

A brief overview of charitable funds currently employed by CCF donors is provided here – please contact our professional staff for personalized guidance on charitable giving.

Gifts with Immediate Impact

DONOR ADVISED FUNDS

A good choice for people who want to be actively involved in grantmaking today — and may consider a permanent endowment in the future.

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PERMANENT ENDOWMENTS

A giving option that helps you provide essential support to specific charities today — and extend that support far beyond your lifetime.

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THE LEGACY FUND

A CCF-managed fund that lets you partner with other philanthropists to meet urgent or emerging community needs today and into the future.

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Gifts That Bear Future Fruits

ESTATE BEQUESTS

A lasting form of philanthropy where you use estate assets, such as property, insurance polices or retirement funds, as charitable gifts to establish an endowment or make a gift to an existing CCF fund.

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Gifts That Pay Life Interest

CHARITABLE ANNUITIES & CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUSTS

CCF provides two options for donors who want to receive payments for life from a gift made today — and direct the remainder to an endowment that benefits a parish or Catholic institution.

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DECIDING ON A FUND OR GIVING STRATEGY

Not sure which fund or giving strategy is best for you? We’re happy to meet with you at our offices, over the phone, in your home or at the restaurant of your choice. We can share what’s worked for other individuals and families in similar situations — or help you formulate totally new strategies.

We’ll help you sort through:

  • The income and estate tax implications of each way of giving
  • Ways to structure your giving to satisfy your unique circumstances
  • How CCF will ensure that your intentions are honored today and over time

CCF pre-screens all organizations that receive grants to ensure we support only those that operate in alignment with Catholic values. You may also want to consult resources, such as Guidestar- the National Database of Nonprofit Organizations.


GETTING STARTED

To learn how you can give, how CCF can help your donation grow and how we can help you make the greatest possible community impact, please schedule a consultation with us today. Please call 651-389-0300.

You can also email us at info@ccf-mn.org for more detailed information about any of our giving options.

Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota

Phone: 651–389–0300

Email: info@ccf-mn.org