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Gift Options

Since our inception, the Freeport Community Foundation has been helping donors to act upon their charitable interests. Our donors learn that flexibility is one of the primary advantages of working with us.

Current gifts can be made in a number of ways:


Cash

This is definitely the most popular way to make contributions, both large and small.


Appreciated Securities

With gifts of stocks or bonds that have been held for some time, donors can avoid significant capital gains, and the net contribution is larger than the actual cost. This could be a ‘win-win’ for donor and Foundation alike.


Life Insurance

There are a number of ways a donor can use insurance.  For example, a policy’s value can be donated to the Foundation, or you may want to name the Foundation as beneficiary.


Estate Planning

Donors may choose to make gifts in their wills.  Again, flexibility is important to those making bequests.  Talk with your financial planner, trust officer or attorney.  The Freeport Community Foundation will be pleased to work with you in this regard.


Real Estate

When a donor gives real estate or other tangible assets, they receive a tax deduction and can name a specific fund for a specific purpose, after the Foundation sells the property.