What to Give

Your gift can take many forms. It all depends on which is best suited to your goals and assets. For questions, please call (316) 283-5474 or e-mail Angie Tatro.

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Cash is easy, direct, and fully tax-deductible as allowed by law. You can make your gift by check.

stocks bonds and mutual funds


These tools enable you to avoid the tax on any appreciation, yet still receive a tax deduction for the full market value. The foundation, as a tax-exempt charity, may sell the securities and avoid taxes on the appreciation.

real estate


Land or a building can be given in a number of ways and allow you to avoid taxes on the appreciation. The donor must obtain a qualified appraisal to establish the gift value.

personal property


Personal property such as automobiles, art work, jewelry, valuable collectibles, antiques and more can be donated to give you a charitable tax deduction for the full fair market value.



Whether through your will or a living trust, you can specify a dollar amount, property or a percentage of your estate go to charitable causes. Central Kansas Community Foundation must be named as the charitable beneficiary. A signed Donor-Advised Memorandum is required to name the charities and endowment funds that will benefit from your bequest.

life insurance


Life insurance is an affordable way to give a significant amount. You can make the foundation the beneficiary of an existing policy or a new policy you may choose to purchase. A variety of options are available, all of which provide tax advantages and allow you to leverage your dollars for maximum impact.