Ways to Give

Ways to Give

The Oxford Community Foundation provides a simple, powerful, and personal approach to giving. The Foundation offers a variety of giving methods designed to meet each donor’s unique situation.

You can make a gift of cash, stocks, bonds, or other assets to your community foundation. Most charitable gifts qualify for maximum tax advantage under federal law. 

For more information and ideas on ways to integrate your financial planning with charitable giving, ask your financial advisor or contact the Oxford Community Foundation.
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Outright Gift
The simplest way to make a big difference is with an outright gift to the Foundation. These gifts can be undesignated to be used where the need is greatest, or to support a specific fund. The Community Fund supports the most pressing needs of the Greater Oxford Community. The Foundation also has eight Field of Interest Funds to help donors target their gifts to their areas of interest. 

Bequest by Will 
Including a charitable bequest in your will is a simple way to make a lasting impact on your community. You can decide at any age by adding to an existing will or writing a new one.  

Gift of Life Insurance
Life insurance provides an easy way for you to give a significant gift to charity, with tax benefits that you can enjoy during your lifetime.

Gift of Appreciated Stock
When you make a gift of appreciated stock to the Foundation your gains are put to good use. Your gift qualifies for an immediate tax deduction based on full market value and is reinvested into the community through the Foundation.

Gift of Individual Retirement Account
Thanks to recently passed legislation, if you are 70 ½ years or older you can make a gift by transferring funds directly from a traditional or Roth IRA account, free from federal income tax. Gifts given in this way count toward required IRA minimum withdrawal amounts for the year of the gift.

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Ten Reasons

Ten reasons people choose to give through community foundations:
  1. We are a local organization with deep roots in the community. 
  2. Our professional staff has broad expertise regarding community issues and needs. 
  3. We provide highly personalized service tailored to each individual’s charitable and financial interests. 
  4. Our funds help people invest in the causes they care about most. 
  5. We accept a wide variety of assets, and can facilitate even the most complex forms of giving. 
  6. We partner with professional advisors to create highly effective approaches to charitable giving. 
  7. We offer maximum tax advantage for most gifts under federal law. 
  8. We multiply the impact of gift dollars by pooling them with other gifts and grants. 
  9. We build endowment funds that benefit the community forever and help create personal legacies. 
  10. We are a community leader convening agencies and coordinating resources to create positive change.  
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