You can make your check payable to the Southern Illinois Community Foundation and designate its purpose. If no purpose is designated the Foundation will record it as an unrestricted gift and the Board of Trustees will determine the use of income derived from it. You can also make your donation online through Paypal. To make a donation online, click on “Donate” at the top of the screen.
You can make gifts of appreciated securities. In most cases, this will relieve you of capital gains taxes. As always, confirm with your financial advisers.
You can donate real estate or other property that will receive the same tax treatment as gifts of appreciated securities: no capital gains tax plus deductibility at fair market value.
Deferred Giving Life Insurance
You can name the Southern Illinois Community Foundation as beneficiary. Upon your death, the proceeds will establish a charitable fund in your name.