Ways to Give

An Option for Everyone

The Park County Community Foundation offers donors a variety of ways to support the community you love. Choose the option that aligns with your goals today, and help ensure a bright future for Park County tomorrow.


This is a simple and common way to make a gift by check or credit card. Donations of cash are deductible if you itemize in the year of contribution. Easily donate online NOW!

Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds

Many gifts of appreciated securities such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds provide a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the donated asset. If you have owned them longer than one year, you will pay no capital gains tax on the transaction and you can deduct the full fair market value.

Bank Accounts and CDs

Name a charitable organization the “payable-on-death beneficiary” of your bank accounts or on certificates of deposit. You own the assets for your lifetime and have them available for your use. Upon your death, the assets pass directly to the organization without going through probate.

Real Estate

This is a simple donation if you own property that is not mortgaged, has appreciated in value, and you no longer need or use. You can deduct the fair market value of your gift and eliminate all capital gains taxes. Plus, you have removed that asset from your taxable estate.

Retirement Account Assets

Your most efficient estate planning option may be leaving all or a portion of your retirement plan to charity, because tax laws often subject these assets to income and estate taxes upon death.

Life Insurance

Many people find that the protection offered by life insurance policies is no longer needed later in life. Thus a life insurance policy can become an ideal tool for charitable giving. Name us or another charity irrevocably as the sole beneficiary. You can make annual tax-deductible contributions to cover the policy's annual premium. Or, if the policy is paid up, you will receive an immediate tax deduction in an amount equal to the policy's cash surrender value.


Leave a designated amount, percentage, or the remainder of your estate to charity in your will. You can also leave a particular piece of property.

Charitable Gift Annuity

This is the most common type of planned gift. You make a charitable gift and you and/or someone you designate can receive lifetime income. The remainder goes to charity upon your passing, potentially reducing and deferring capital gains tax and reducing probate costs and estate taxes.

Life Estate

Give your personal residence, ranch or farm as a gift, occupy and use the residence or land for the rest of your life. You will receive a current charitable deduction in an amount based on your life expectancy and the value of the property.

The Fund for the Future – Park County’s Permanent Endowment

Support the Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life for all county residents now and for all time through grantmaking and special initiatives. A permanently endowed fund, the Fund for the Future is positioned as the Foundation’s engine for strategic initiatives, grantmaking and leadership activities. It enables the Foundation to effectively respond to the needs of Park County over time, in partnership with dedicated donors and the stakeholders on the front lines of making positive change. 

Please Allow Us to Thank You

We respectfully ask that you remember the Park County Community Foundation in your will or estate plan. If you do create a bequest to the Foundation, please let us know so that we may be permitted to properly thank you.

Questions? Please contact our Executive Director, Gavin Clark at 406-224-3920.