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The Community Foundation helps everyone from family businesses to Fortune 500 companies through its comprehensive offering of products backed by the dedicated administrative support  for every company’s needs to maximize its resources and overall giving effort.

From establishing a foundation to maintaining day-to-day giving activities, the Community Foundation's products and services offer everything you need to make your current dollars work smarter and harder, helping you reach your philanthropic goals.

Corporate Foundation

The Community Foundation offers a wide variety of giving solutions that support and organize corporate giving. Establishing your own corporate foundation is an easy solution for implementing a wide range of corporate giving options that make a difference in the community, rally your employees, foster a loyal customer base and help you reach your corporate goals.

Establishing a corporate foundation allows you to maximize the tax and budget aspects of your company's giving.

  • A corporate foundation can help ensure your charitable investments provide the greatest emotional, civic and financial benefit possible.
  • A corporate foundation also increases the visibility of your company's charitable strategies in the community.
  • Organizing your giving through a foundation means you no longer have to worry about the paperwork, leaving more time to focus on what's really important.
  • The Community Foundation encourages your company to use its own financial advisor to manage its charitable dollars, or you may select from one or more of the Foundation's investment pools.

Customized Giving Cards

Giving Cards are similar to retail gift cards but are redeemed to benefit any 501(c)(3) public charity. A company can purchase customized Giving Cards displaying the company's logo on the front of the cards and give the Giving Cards to employees, clients or referral sources for any occasion. The Giving Card is a powerful and inexpensive way to associate your corporate brand with social responsibility in the eyes of employees, clients and the public.

  • The person receiving the Giving Card goes to www.sumtersunshine.org to redeem the card to benefit the charity of his or her choice anywhere in the country.
  • The entire Giving Card purchase price is tax deductible.

Employee Matching Gift Fund

An employee matching gift fund administers corporate matching gifts. A company has the flexibility to enhance employees' contributions and/or volunteer time.

  • An employee matching gift fund encourages charitable giving and demonstrates appreciation for employees' commitment.
  • The Community Foundation handles the details, including processing checks and verifying grant recipient charitable status, so the company and its employees continue to shine.

Disaster Relief Fund

When unfortunate disaster strikes locally or internationally, a disaster relief fund is an immediate way for your company to demonstrate that it cares. The relief fund package comes with full capacity for online donations.

The Community Foundation handles all of the details, from processing the donations to providing a safe and secure platform for online giving, all behind-the-scenes so that you and your employees receive the credit you deserve.

Corporate Scholarship Fund

One simple document is all it takes to establish a way for your company, employees and customers to support worthy students' educational pursuits.

The Community Foundation handles the paperwork necessary to ensure that scholarships and grants are distributed according to tax rules and regulations.

Executive Donor Advised Fund

A donor advised fund is a personal charitable fund that can be opened with a gift of cash, stock, real estate, life insurance or almost any hard-to-value asset. An increasing number of companies are offering donor advised funds to encourage executive level employees to support the causes they care about.

  • Encouraging your executives to establish donor advised funds and making it easy for them to do so is a strategy and service that helps your company attract and retain top senior management talent.
  • An executive can grant from the fund or add to the fund at any time. Grants can be made to any 501(c)(3) organization, including churches, synagogues or schools.
  • As an even greater incentive for executives, some companies elect to pay the administrative fee for a certain period of time.
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