The Donor Marketplace allows donors to learn about the needs in our community. You can search a variety of categories, organizations, and individuals needing funds to provide important community services and programs. Learn about funding requests then add your gift to those from other generous donors. Whether you give $10 or $100, any size gift made through the Donor Marketplace will impact the community.
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Donors may make gifts of any size to an existing fund or create a new fund. Gifts in memory of a loved one or in honor of an individual, may be made in any amount at any time to an existing fund.
Stocks or Bonds
You receive a charitable tax deduction of the current value. If the securities have appreciated in value since purchased, you pay no capital gains tax.
Naming The Portland Foundation as the beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy, or as the beneficiary of a retirement plan, provides a simple way for a donor to make a significant gift that might not otherwise be possible.
The charitable tax deduction will be the lesser of the cost or cash value of the policy. If the donor continues to pay annual premiums, these too are tax deductible. The future benefit to the Foundation will be equal to the face value of the policy.
Charitable Gift Annuity
You contribute cash, securities, or other property to the foundation and receive a guaranteed income, payable to you (and a second beneficiary, if you wish) in periodic installments for life. You may specify income payments to begin immediately or be deferred to a future date. The minimum contribution to establish an immediate or deferred payment gift annuity is $10,000. The maximum number of income beneficiaries is two and these individuals must be at least 50 years old.
Charitable Remainder Trust
You establish a trust with some of your assets. You receive a charitable tax deduction for the remainder value as determined by IRS regulations, and estate taxes will be reduced upon your death. You and your designated recipient will receive an income for life. The remainder goes to The Portland Foundation upon the death of the final beneficiary.
Charitable Lead Trust
You give assets to The Portland Foundation for a designated period. The income is available for grants. After this period, the property in trust can be returned to you or your estate. You pay no income or capital gains taxes during the period of control by the Foundation of these assets.
Gifts of cash or property through a will are easily made, and will be directed to the charitable interest the donor designates. All gifts to the Foundation's endowed funds become permanent community resources that help to do good work forever.
Why Your Gift Is Meaningful
With an established spending policy of 5%, a $20 million endowment would yield $1 million per year for grants, scholarships, and administration. A $50 million endowment would yield $2.5 million for the Jay County community - annually!