Reasons to Give

Sumter Sunshine Community Foundation is flexible by nature and works with donors on a one-on-one basis to fulfill their philanthropic wishes. There are many advantages to an individual or organization setting up a fund at the SSCF.

By offering personalized service to our donors we help individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofit agencies achieve their charitable and financial goals by providing tools and resources that make giving easy, flexible, and effective.

  • Donors can create a charitable fund and recommend grants that support the issues and groups they care about - such as the arts, education, the environment, and healthcare. Or donors can rely on the foundation to make grants that reflect their particular interest.
  • We are an attractive alternative to starting a private foundation, since we handle all record keeping, reporting to the IRS, accounting, and investment management.
  • Donors who establish a fund at the SSCF benefit from the highest available tax deductions for charitable contributions.
  • Donors can establish a variety of funds, depending on their financial and charitable goals. Some approaches focus on giving in the near-term, while others enable donors to make giving a part of their estate planning strategy.
  • Donors have opportunities to be involved in the grantmaking process, including recommending grant recipients.
  • Donors can create an individual or family legacy by establishing a named fund at the SSCF - which can help ensure that future generations learn the value of giving back.
  • We can accept a variety of assets and facilitate complicated giving strategies.
  • We pool the assets of individual funds, giving us economies of scale to access top investment managers.
  • Donors can choose to be anonymous in their giving.

We play a key role in addressing community needs, opportunities and dreams-now and in the future-in order to help make giving as effective as possible.