All gifts, large or small, are greatly appreciated and enable the Greater Nicollet Area Community Foundation to become a vital part of the community. 

Common reasons for giving:

  • To give back to the community
  • To establish a personal or family legacy
  • To memorialize or honor someone
  • Your gift will give back forever.  Endowments are for perpetuity.
  • To experience the joy and satisfaction of giving back to your community.

There are many ways to donate to the Greater Nicollet Area Community Foundation:

  • Cash Donation – gifts of cash are eligible for charitable deduction in the tax year it was donated.
  • Gift of Grain
  • Gift of Securities
  • Gift of Real Estate
  • Gift of Life Insurance
  • Gift of Real Estate while retaining life estate
  • Appreciated Stock – donors are eligible for a tax deduction on the fair market value of the stock. Donors can avoid capital gains tax by donating their stock.
  • Beneficiary of wills or trusts
  • A percentage of IRAs, 401ks or other retirement plans
  • Benefactor
  • Pledge

It is always a good idea to contact your accountant and attorney prior to donating a large sum of money.

How your gift will give back to the community:

Grants are given each year from endowment fund proceeds.  Grants are typically given to address community needs in one or more of the following areas:

  • Education – projects, programs, life-long learning, scholarships
  • Culture – celebrations, events, programs, projects
  • Recreation – parks, activities
  • Aesthetics – projects to enhance and beautify the community
  • Civics – efforts or projects that serve the public interest and good
  • Social Services
  • Economic Development
  • Health and Welfare
  • Environment

Progress to date including the
Education Endowment Fund

Donor Money Received
Wedum Grants Received
Pledges Receivable
Total Donations Received