First Christian Church Makes Major Gift

The remaining members of First Christian Church are small in number, but large in hearts.  They sold their building months ago and in the last few weeks worshipped together for the last time.    But their ministry will go on in new ways. In November the remaining members voted to give away the proceeds from



The Community Foundation for Greater Rome has awarded its third cycle of grants from the Community Impact Fund to the Free Clinic of Rome, Elevation House, Living Proof Recovery, Coosa River Basin Initiative, and Communities in Schools.  Other funds at the Community Foundation have awarded additional grants to Living Proof Recovery, the Davies Homeless Shelter


Easier Tax Planning

It’s time to search for tax deductions.   Changes in the tax code can be confusing for some, but the Community Foundation can help many people.  Look at these real-world examples of how some people have used a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) to to reduce their federal income taxes. Stacking (or Lumping) Contributions • Mr.


Giving Tuesday

It’s Thanksgiving week.   We are all thankful, aren’t we?  If so, let’s show it in a tangible way this year?  Consider participating in Giving Tuesday, a world-wide emphasis on giving and generosity. Did you know: A higher percentage of people who give away 10 percent of their income (often called “tithing”) reported being “very



Setting up a Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Rome, may be one of the wisest – and easiest things you need to do before year’s end.  Here are ten great  reasons to consider starting one today…   1)  Easier Record Keeping The IRS requires you have a receipt with the correct


Executive director speaks to Seven Hills Rotary

Joel Snider, executive director of The Community Foundation for Greater Rome, spoke to members of Seven Hills Rotary recently. Snider spoke about what the foundation can do for community members who want to donate as well as how the community in general could benefit from those who want to give. “The four things we look


YMCA receives donation from Community Foundation

The YMCA received a check of $25,000 from the Community Foundation for Greater Rome Tuesday night. The funds will help purchase a new 15-passenger bus. Pictured are Elaine Snow, chairwoman of the committee that selected recipients, Cheryl Bishop, Scott McCreless, both from the YMCA and Joel Snider, chairman of the CFGR. Photo from the Rome


Community Foundation seeks to connect donors with worthy causes

Would you like to make a donation to a charitable organization, but not really sure to whom you’d like to contribute? Do you lead a corporation or a small business and want to make a sizable donation on behalf of your company to a hub that will distribute your funds to worthy organizations in the