Ways to Give
Preserve your legacy with a gift to the East Moline Community Fund today. Your gift can help strengthen our community now and for future generations. Please contact us to let us know that you've included the East Moline Community Fund
in your estate plans.
Popular ways to make a Legacy gift:
Create a Named Endowment
You can establish a permanent named fund to support the causes in East Moline that are the most important to you. You can even create a fund that supports specific parts of what we do—help with different needs in the East Moline community, including helping the homeless, feeding the hungry, educating our future leaders, and funding arts and culture programs, for example — forever. Start a conversation with us today about a named endowment fund.
Charitable Gift Annuity
A Charitable Gift Annuity provides you with a fixed income for the rest of your life at rates ranging from about 4% to 9%, depending on your age.
Donor Advised Funds
Donor-advised funds are the fastest-growing charitable giving vehicle in the United States because they are one of the easiest and most tax-advantageous ways to give.
A donor-advised fund is like a charitable investment account, for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations that are important to you. When you contribute cash, securities or other assets to a donor-advised fund, you are generally eligible to take an immediate tax deduction. Then those funds can be invested for tax-free growth to help support nonprofit organizations through the East Moline Community Fund.
IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution
You can contribute to our collective future while effectively lowering your tax liability. A popular, tax-smart option for giving is a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). To be eligible, you must be 72 years of age or older at the time of distribution, total charitable gifts cannot exceed $100,000 per taxpayer each year, gifts must be outright and transferred directly from your IRA account to the East Moline Community Fund.
It's easy to make the East Moline Community Fund a beneficiary of your will, trust, retirement account plan, or life insurance policy.
Sample bequest language for an unrestricted gift:
"I give _____[the sum, percentage, or description of property] to the East Moline Community Fund, (formerly the East Moline Foundation) to be used for its general tax-exempt purposes, but without other restriction as to use."
Sample bequest language for a restricted gift to the East Moline Community Fund:
"[to be added to the _____ endowment fund] or [to be used for ________]."
Contact us for instructions on making the East Moline Community Fund a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy.