When you give through the Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland, you enjoy a wide range of benefits.
Community Involvement: Our community holds a special place in the hearts of many donors and fund-holders. The CFGL provides a unique way to give back to Lakeland and charities you know and love.
Permanence: With an endowed gift to the CFGL, your fund will benefit your favorite charities and the community many times over. We will make sure your wishes are carried out, forever.
Preferred tax status: The CFGL is a public charity, providing donors and fund holders with maximum tax savings. Avoid capital gains taxes with gifts of appreciated assets-and you'll qualify for tax deductions based on current market value.
Simplicity: Set-up a Donor Advised Fund with the CFGL and make just one charitable contribution a year-to your fund. Donor advisors can then recommend prospective grant recipients to the Board of Directors. Or, make a community endowment gift to the CFGL and allow the Foundation's Grants Committee to use the funds to meet new, emerging needs in the community.
Safe investment: The CFGL's investment portfolios are managed for long-term growth in the market. This objective allows for significant grantmaking while preserving the purchasing power of each fund. Our professional investment advisors evaluate the CFGL's portfolio performance and compare it to investment pools across the nation.
Flexible Size: Funds range in size from $10,000 to several million. Funds can be added to at any time. They can even be established with contributions made over a number of years.