Gift Types

The type of gift you give – from cash on the barrelhead to naming us in your life insurance policy – is up to you.

Gift Types Accepted Include:

  • Cash, Credit Cards, Debit Cards & Utility Bill Payments
    • Cash is easy, direct, and fully tax-deductible as allowed by law. You can make your gift by check, credit card, debit card, or even through your utility bill.
  • Stocks, Bonds & Mutual Funds
    • Giving stocks, bonds or mutual funds lets you avoid tax on any appreciation while providing 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 allows you to avoid taxes on the appreciation. With a gift of real estate, you 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.
  • Bequests
    • You can give a dollar amount, property or a percentage of your estate to charitable causes through your will or a living trust. In these gifts, Hesston Community Foundation is named 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
    • Make a significant gift – in an affordable manner – by naming the Foundation as beneficiary of an existing or new life insurance policy. Many options are available; all yield tax advantages and allow you to leverage your dollars for maximum impact.

Which kind of giving is right for you?

An estate-planning professional can help you decide. See your advisor, or contact Hesston Community Foundation for information on complimentary estate-planning services.