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Making your charitable contributions through the Nebraska Community Foundation and its affiliated funds offers many advantages.

Simplicity

Your community foundation is your “one-stop shop” for all of your charitable giving needs. It’s an easy and effective way to support the groups and issues you care about through a gift to a single organization.

Tax Benefits

Gifts to your community foundation receive the maximum tax advantages for income, gift and estate tax purposes.

Flexibility

Your community foundation can receive many kinds of gifts, including unique assets such as gifts of grain, livestock and collectibles. The Nebraska Community Foundation can help you and your financial advisor develop a gift plan to meet your personal financial needs and all of your charitable intentions, now and in the future.

Effective Leadership

The Nebraska Community Foundation and each of its affiliated funds adhere to the highest standards of professional excellence. We are confirmed in compliance and have met the Council on Foundations National Standards for operational quality, donor service and accountability in the community foundation sector.

Objectivity

Your community foundation distributes charitable dollars and is not the end user. Unrestricted funds are used to support the community’s most important needs and opportunities, while other funds established by donors are designated to benefit our donors’ favorite causes. Our sole objective is to facilitate philanthropy and further develop a habit of giving back to community.

Stewardship

There is always a chance that a nonprofit organization’s mission or leadership may, over time, change significantly. The Nebraska Community Foundation can help our donors respond to these changes. Where donors have established permanent endowments with us, we can help to assure that if such changes do occur, the funds are reallocated according to the donor’s original intent.

Recognition or Anonymity

You may choose to receive public recognition or remain completely anonymous.

Professional Management

NCF has selected the Omaha office of Westwood Trust, one of the nation’s top financial investment groups, to provide cost-effective and efficient management of NCF’s and its affiliated funds’ assets. This allows affiliated funds to fully focus on their mission of cultivating charitable giving for community improvement.

Accountability

An annual independent audit ensures fiscal responsibility.

Permanence

The Nebraska Community Foundation was established in 1993 and has experience continued substantial growth. Your outright or deferred gift will last forever when it is given to NCF’s or one of its affiliated funds’ permanent endowments. With an endowment, assets are invested to generate an ongoing source of income year after year and your legacy will last forever.

Guidance

To find out more about the many ways that you can fulfill your charitable goals, contact Jim Gustafson, NCF Director of Advancement and Gift Planning, or choose an NCF affiliated fund that you would like to learn more about.

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