Most large charitable gifts and planned gifts are made from a donor's assets instead of their income. Essentially, planned giving is a way to make part of their assets work "smarter" within their overall financial and estate plan.
The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico is pleased to accept Gifts in the following forms:
- Publicly-Traded Stock
- Closely-Held Stock
- Real Property
- Will and Bequest Assets
- Charitable Remainder Trusts
- Charitable Lead Trusts
- Life Insurance Policies
- IRA/Retirement Plans
We will be pleased to discuss these means of giving with you. Please contact us.
Types of Funds
It is important that you make an informed decision when you make a gift to charity including a gift to the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico. We hope the following outline will help you in making the best decisions as you strive to help others and our community.
WHAT ARE YOUR INTERESTS AND GOALS?
It is important for you to know what you want to support. Then support the charitable activities that will ensure your generosity makes a difference.
- Are you interested in the arts? Child or the elderly? The environment?
- Do you want to support current programs? Or, do you want to support an endowment that will address your interests for generations to come?
- Do you want to use your gift to pass your charitable ideals on to other family member?
- Is your gift intended to create a lasting memory of a loved one, your family or your business?
The Community Foundation can help you identify your interests.
WHAT IS THE CREDIBILITY OF THE CHARITY OR PROGRAM YOU ARE SUPPORTING?
Any nonprofit organization you wish to support should be able to provide you with evidence of its charitable status. A public charity can share with you its tax return or other financial data if you are interested in reviewing these items. You can review some of the infomation by going online to www.guidestar.org.
The Community Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a public 501(c)(3) Charity and is recognized in the state of New Mexico. Our financial audit and other organizational information are available to you.