Why Support the Golden Civic Foundation?
For nearly 50 years, the Golden Civic Foundation has been a community catalyst, responding to immediate needs and anticipating future challenges. As a local nonprofit organization, here are many reasons to support the Golden Civic Foundation:
REPUTATION › › › We are a proven partner.
Deeply rooted in the community since 1970, the Golden Civic Foundation is an immediately recognizable and trusted organization. Supporting the Golden Civic Foundation sends a clear message that you are committed to making positive and lasting change happen in our Golden community.
REACH › › › We are relevant and evolving.
The depth and breadth of our connections in the community is unparalleled. The Golden Civic Foundation has diverse partnerships across all sectors, demographics and focus areas. Through our programs – Civic Development, Community Grants and Business Loan Programs – the Golden Civic Foundation is constantly evolving and well positioned to understand and meet the needs of our City.
IMPACT › › › We affect change.
The Golden Civic Foundation’s impact is diverse and far-reaching. From the private sector to government, community organizations, local schools, donors, volunteers and residents, we provide a conduit to support and make our community stronger.
Ways to Support the Golden Civic Foundation
1. COMMIT TO BEING A MONTHLY DONOR OR PROVIDE A ONE-TIME DONATION:
It’s simple to set up your recurring monthly donation or a one-time donation below either with your credit card or checking account. We also accept checks – made payable to the Golden Civic Foundation, P.O. Box 1538, Golden, CO 80402.
2. DONATE THROUGH A DONOR ADVISED FUND:
A Donor Advised Fund is an account that may be established directly with a sponsoring non-profit organization, community foundation, or financial institution. As a donor advised fund is itself is designated as a 501(c)(3) public charity, contributions into the fund are tax deductible. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to the Golden Civic Foundation.
The Golden Civic Foundation is grateful for all donations from donor advised funds and will work with you to make the giving process simple and efficient. Also, as with a retirement plan or life insurance policy, you may make a legacy gift to the Golden Civic Foundation by listing us as a charitable beneficiary of your existing donor advised fund.
3. PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE GIVING:
One of the easiest ways to increase your gift to the Golden Civic Foundation is through your employer’s matching gift program. Thousands of companies, including corporations, foundations, not-for-profit organizations, and associations, match their employees’ charitable contributions—sometimes for as much as double the amount of the initial gift.
Many companies will match personal gifts, such as cash, stocks, marketable securities, and the value of your volunteer time. Companies may also match gifts from employee spouses, retirees, and board members. Conditions and criteria for gift matching vary by employer.
Find out if your company matches employee donations. If your company does not currently match employee donations, you might suggest it consider doing so. Please contact us if we can provide additional information required to setup the Golden Civic Foundation with your company’s workplace giving program.
4. BECOME AN EVENT SPONSOR:
The Golden Civic Foundation organizes two community-focused fundraising events including our Golden Summer Jam and our Annual Gala & Auction. Sponsoring one or both of the Golden Civic Foundation fundraising events will help strengthen your company’s reputation, increase your corporate profile, and connect you with the local community. Please contact us to learn more about sponsoring opportunities for both businesses and individual.
5. OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
IRA Charitable Rollover: If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit the Golden Civic Foundation and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity, such as ours, without having to pay income taxes on the money. This popular gift option is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover, but you may also see it referred to as a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD for short. This law no longer has an expiration date so you are free to make annual gifts to our organization this year and well into the future.
Leave a Legacy Gift: A legacy gift to is a planned future donation to a charity, given through a will, real estate or other form of designation. It is a decision that each person makes in their own financial planning process, taking into account their charitable wishes and values. Consider a legacy gift to the Golden Civic Foundation when you are evaluating your personal, family and financial needs as well as your long term charitable giving. There are different options for legacy gifts and a legacy gift may provide significant tax benefits. Every legacy gift, regardless of the amount, is important and cherished.
Please contact our Executive Director, Heather Schneider, at Director@GoldenCivicFoundation.org if we can help provide additional information to support your planned donation.
The Golden Civic Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization. Our Federal Tax ID is 23-7064045.
“The partnership between the Golden Civic Foundation and the City of Golden Public Art Commission furthers the mission of enhancing our community’s character through public art. A large percentage of the City’s collection was purchased via Golden Civic Foundation’s efforts and funding and is an example of the strong relationship that continues to further the vitality of our city.”
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