A donor-advised fund, or DAF, has become the most popular charitable giving vehicle.  It allows you to make a contribution through your Community Foundation and be eligible for an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants over time to any IRS-qualified public charity.  Simply set up a fund, choose your charities and grow the balance.  A fund can be set up in a matter of minutes, call 352-587-2710 to get started.

When you give, you want your charitable contributions to be as effective as possible. 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 to charity. When you donate to your donor-advised fund, you're making a tax-deductible donation to the organization sponsoring the fund. But because your account is a donor-advised fund, you advise the organization on how to grant the money out to your favorite charities. Your donation is also invested based on your preferences, so it has the potential to grow, tax-free, while you're deciding which charities to support.  

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     You don't have to have a large sum to start your own foundation fund.  Sumter Sunshine Community Foundation is a publicly supported organization created by and for local citizens to benefit our region.  Our business is growing endowments for local causes ensuring strong communities and a stronger economy.  We are a 501c3, and 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi) recognized public charity. Tax ID 27-5062397.  Community Foundations are set up by region and our region serves the area surrounding The Villages, Sumter County and North Lake. We can set up funds for organizations locally, nationally and internationally and work with other Community Foundations around the globe.  Call 352-587-2710 to get started.

            Make a Difference Today that Last Forever by Establishing a Fund!  Call 352-587-2710 for Information On Ways that We Can Serve You.
Sumter Sunshine Community Foundation works closely with individuals, families, and organizations to create charitable legacies that benefit the residents of our community and strengthen our economy.

Our donors come from many backgrounds and have their own charitable interests but share a common commitment to the community they call home.


Each fund is separately accounted for and has is own name and purposes as determined by the donor who established the fund.


GIVE - Through the Community Foundation, you can direct your charitable giving to the causes that matter most to you. We’ll help you create a legacy that will make an impact—forever.

ADVICE - Professional advisors, we'll work with you to provide your clients with charitable options that fit with their philanthropic goals, strengthening our entire community as a result.

RECEIVE - The Community Foundation supports our community’s nonprofit organizations through grants and encourages our students with a range of scholarship opportunities.

LEARN - We identify shared issues and concerns within our community, we convene groups to facilitate dialogue about those issues, and—once we’ve gathered as much data as we can and listened to as many voices as possible—we propose solutions.

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Become a Corporate Sponsor.  We recognize that adding to the quality of life through community enrichment adds economic value to our region. We allow community investors the opportunity to make a lasting difference.
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International Initiatives:
We can assure that your money goes where it is most needed through our disaster fund.

Community Initiatives:
We are working with the Homeless Coalition, Habitat for Humanity and the Leesburg Partnership to find a solution to homelessness in the region. 

Organizational Needs:
There are many organizations in our area doing outstanding work.  We are identifying organizations serving the same clientele and offering similar services and helping them partner together to differentiate services,  reduce duplication, maximizing resources.  If your organization is serving the homeless or backpack programs please contact us.


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