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Your Philanthropy, Your Way

We can help you simplify and organize your current giving, maximize your impact, and realize important financial and tax benefits.

We're Here to Help

From donor advised funds, to endowments, to scholarship funds and more, our philanthropic services team will work with you to identify your passions, explore giving styles, and help you determine the charitable impact you hope to make. From there, we can connect you with important community issues that align with your interests, creating the pathway for a meaningful charitable mission statement that aligns with your personal values and beliefs.

We're also here to help you determine what assets to give, how to best support your favorite causes and how to build your legacy plan with smart philanthropic strategies and customized giving plans.

How to Give

No matter what you are looking for, we have a vehicle that's right for you. The Community Foundation offers convenient, customized solutions to meet your goals with a fund type to match every need.

What to Give

At the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, we accept a variety of assets to make the process of giving easy:

  • Cash or check
  • Appreciated stock and other securities
  • Real estate
  • Grain or other commodities
  • Qualified retirement plans such as IRAs or 401Ks
  • Life insurance policies
  • Other complex, non-cash assets

When to Give

One of the greatest advantages of a fund at the Foundation is that it allows you to take a charitable deduction in the year you give, often when it provides the greatest tax advantage.

Selling a business? Receive a big year-end bonus?

By contributing to a donor advised fund at the Community Foundation, you can make a gift in the year you need a higher deduction, then, you can recommend grants over time, when it's right for you. Essentially, you 'pre-fund' your giving when you receive the greatest tax deduction.

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While we provide guidance, we are not professional tax advisors. Always check with your tax advisor before you make any charitable gift.