Rice County Community Foundation Inc.
Our Pledge To You Strong, Sturdy, Productive, Alive and Growing For Many Years To Come
Giving Today for Tomorrow
Choosing a Fund Type to meet Your Goals
Organization Endowment Funds
Donor Designated Endowment Funds
Giving to the Fund "Giving Today for Tomorrow" for Rice County is the most flexible way to help meet the changing needs of our communities. By choosing to include the Fund for "Giving Today for Tomorrow" Rice County in your charitable giving, you are helping nonprofit agencies and organizations in ALL RICE COUNTY provide innovative programs to address the most vital community issues.
We offer you the ability to establish a variety of different funds to meet your charitable goals. Many donors choose to set up a Donor Advised Fund to take an active role in making grants. Others choose to make an unrestricted gift to the Fund for Rice County that benefits the community more broadly and allows us to meet the ever-changing needs of this place we call home. For donors wishing to support one or more named charities perpetually, a particular area of interest, or even a favorite program/project, we offer funds to accomplish your purpose.
Endowing a fund with Rice County Community Foundation is a philanthropic keystone for local nonprofits. It provides the solid base for a vision, assuring the organization or individual donor that resources will be there in perpetuity. The power of endowment is amazing, allowing more confident planning for the future and keeping hopes of even greater accomplishments alive.
A donor designated endowment allows you to provide ongoing support to one or more of your favorite causes. You make a one-time designation to the organization(s) you wish to support and, because the gift is given through an endowment at Rice County Community Foundation, it provides the organization(s) with annual grants, decade upon decade.
Simple to set up, Donor Advised Funds offer tax benefits, and you are assured the spirit of the gift will endure. Individuals, families and corporations may utilize this type of fund and are invited to suggest grants to their favorite charitable organizations.
This type of fund is for the donor who has the desire to help a particular area such as education, child development, or the arts. By designating the general field of interest, not a specific organization, you allow Rice County Community Foundation the flexibility to address changing community needs.
These donors who will confer gifts at the end of their lifetimes through wills, trusts, retirement assets or other means are creating a legacy for future generations. If you are utilizing Rice County Community Foundation in your estate planning, please let us know so that we may fully understand your intentions and recognize your generosity.
Scholarship funds can be structured to benefit students at any education level or for a specific institution. A fund can also be established to honor a loved one. Advisory committees assist in the selection of recipients. Our staff handles the necessary paperwork and ensures that scholarships are distributed in an equitable manner.