Every community deserves a Community Foundation; ours is no exception. The Community Foundation For Greater Rome is one of more than 700 community foundations across the country and around the world, and is the 21st in Georgia.
Community Foundations, such as The Community Foundation For Greater Rome, are tax-exempt public organizations serving people who share a common interest — improving the quality of life in their area. Community Foundations are overseen by a volunteer board of leading citizens and professional staff with expertise in identifying community needs. Community Foundations bring together the financial resources of individuals, families and businesses that create charitable funds at the Foundation, which the Foundation invests and administers to nonprofits through grantmaking and other charitable distributions.
Community Foundations are a resource to donors and their professional advisors in the community in a variety of ways. First, Community Foundations act as a flexible vehicle for a variety of gifts and offer the maximum tax advantages for those gifts. Donors may use their gifts to contribute to the Foundation’s unrestricted funds, knowing their money will be available in perpetuity to meet the most pressing community needs, or may choose to set up Donor Advised Funds. Second, Community Foundations are a center of expertise on both philanthropy and nonprofit groups working to improve the quality of life in their geographic area. Community Foundations act as a staff for donors and their families, helping to educate them, strategize with them, and facilitate family giving for maximum results.
Across the United States and the world, Community Foundations are a catalyzing force that creates a better future for all by addressing the community’s most critical or persistent challenges, inclusively uniting people, institutions and resources, and producing significant, widely shared and lasting results.
Community Foundations go beyond making grants that advance charitable activities. They identify current and emerging issues, channel resources to address community needs and help their communities prepare for the future.
By establishing a fund at The Community Foundation For Greater Rome, you can create a permanent gift that will produce income and enable you to give grants in perpetuity. This way you can be assured that your favorite charity will continue to get your annual support. You can set up a fund within your lifetime or by creating a bequest to The Community Foundation For Greater Rome in your estate plans.
In 2015, a group of citizens established The Community Foundation For Greater Rome to encourage thoughtful philanthropy in Rome and Floyd County. The Community Foundation For Greater Rome provides a flexible and cost effective vehicle for donors to support the causes they care most about while making an impact on the entire community.
The Community Foundation For Greater Rome allows individuals and families to establish customized charitable funds without the burden of tax liabilities and administrative tasks associated with setting up a private foundation. Top professional firms manage investments to maximize longterm performance. Our Board of Directors provides a keen oversight and an unwavering commitment to honoring the wishes of each donor.
We make giving rewarding and convenient by offering you choices — and priorities. Once you’ve established a fund, we handle the administration — saving you time and energy.
As we work to support your giving, we listen and respond to your interests — consulting, researching and tracking the results of your contributions.
The Community Foundation For Greater Rome gives you the chance to involve your family in your giving and offers youth opportunities to learn about local issues and effective giving strategies. Together we are building not just a healthy community, but also the next generation of philanthropists.
“The very essence of a community foundation is to enhance what all other organizations are doing. The hope is to grow an unrestricted pool of funds that could be applied for by various organizations.”
“Both the United Way and the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce recognize the importance of having a community foundation.”
The Community Foundation for Greater Rome's staff is always available to assist you in accomplishing your philanthropic goals. Don't hesitate to contact us today.
#113, 3 Central Plaza,
Rome, Georgia 30161