Welcome to The Community Foundation For Greater Rome. We strive to assist donors in maximizing the impact of their charitable gifts and hope that you make full use of the service we offer.
The staff at The Community Foundation For Greater Rome is dedicated to meeting the diverse needs and interests of our donors. We attempt to personalize our donor services in a variety of ways. But most of all, we want to get to know your charitable interests so that we are better able to assist you in meeting your charitable giving goals.
Our flexibility allows you many fund options — it's your choice...
A Donor Advised Fund offers active participation in the grant process by allowing you to recommend the grant recipients. It affords all the advantages of a private foundation with greater tax benefits and none of the administrative tasks. It’s a perfect vehicle for those who wish to participate actively in grantmaking and retain philanthropic flexibility.
A Donor Advised Fund allows you to actively participate in the grant-making process. You may recommend disbursements to specific charities at any time. Funds can be either endowed or have the principal expended.
Decide the general purpose of your fund, such as the environment, arts, health or education. Then The Foundation will identify projects that serve your fund's purpose.
Specify particular charitable agencies or organizations to receive the income from your endowed (permanent) fund.
For more detailed information on exactly how a Donor Advised Fund operates, please download the "Guidelines for Donor Advised Funds" information booklet below.
Choose The Foundation to identify community needs and opportunities, and then distribute grants where they are most needed.
Please feel free to download and peruse our forms. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our staff.
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
Frequently asked questions about Donor Advised Funds.
To create a Donor Advised Fund, you sign a Donor Advised Fund Agreement — a document that conveys your gift to The Community Foundation For Greater Rome.
We recommend a minimum of $5,000 to start a Donor Advised Fund, but we are eager to work with you to accomplish your charitable goals and discuss your individual circumstances.
Contributions such as cash and appreciated securities can be made at any time. Gifts of real estate and certain other tangible assets can only be accepted with prior approval of The Community Foundation For Greater Rome’s Board of Directors.
The charitable gift you make to establish a Donor Advised Fund, and any subsequent contributions to the fund, are fully deductible as gifts to a public charity.
You may recommend grants to publicly supported 501(c)(3) charities, schools, or government entities.