Make a Gift

Giving to and through the Clarinda Foundation is an easy way to help support the community you love and have been a part of.

The Clarinda Foundation is a tax-exempt, public charity that allows people to establish a fund or contribute to an already existing fund that will benefit non-profit organizations in the area, assuring that your charitable dollars are making an impact in the areas of greatest community need.

The Clarinda Foundation accepts a variety of gifts:

  • Cash
  • Real estate (home, farmland, vacation property)
  • Marketable securities
  • Personal property (artwork, boats, etc.)
  • Grain
  • IRA, 401(k), or other retirement accounts
  • Life insurance
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Planned gifts designated in a will or estate plan
  • Charitable remainder trusts


Benefits to Donors

Giving through the Clarinda Foundation offers distinct advantages.

SIMPLICITY – Establishing a fund or contributing to an existing fund at the Clarinda Foundation involves very little paperwork and can be done quite quickly.

EFFICIENCY – One contribution to the Clarinda Foundation can address a wide variety of charitable interests to benefit one or a number of community needs and non-profit organizations.

PERMANENCE – A gift to create or add to an endowment fund will continue to provide charitable support in perpetuity . . . today, tomorrow, forever.

FLEXIBILITY – Donors can realize nearly any charitable intent by choosing from among a variety of fund types offered at the Clarinda Foundation. In addition, the assets that can be used to establish or contribute to a fund provide an opportunity for each individual, family, or business to make an impact in the way that is most effective for them.

CONVENIENCE – Establishing a fund with the Clarinda Foundation is less costly and time consuming than handling it yourself. The Clarinda Foundation handles all of the paperwork, record keeping, and administrative details.

TAX BENEFITS – The Internal Revenue Service has classified the Clarinda Foundation as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As such, all contributions to the Clarinda Foundation are tax deductible to the greatest extent allowed by the law.  In addition, gifts to a permanent endowment fund through the Clarinda Foundation may be eligible for a 25% tax credit through Endow Iowa in addition to any federal deductions (a state deduction does not apply when receiving an Endow Iowa Tax Credit).

PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY – Funds administered by the Clarinda Foundation are pooled for investment purposes that provide optimum investment diversification for individual funds of any size.