How to Give Today to Change Tomorrow.

Our community needs people like you. You care about our future. You want to see Nevada thrive. The Community Foundation of Western Nevada makes it possible for you to make a meaningful gift. Your gift may be as simple as writing a check, clicking a button, or it may require more forethought and planning.

The Community Foundation of Western Nevada works with your professional advisor to create the best giving plan for you.


Consider these options:

Give Appreciated Stock. You can give the appreciated stock to the Community Endowment and receive the full fair market value charitable income tax deduction.

Include a bequest in your will or trust. By doing this, you will be included in our Legacy Society and counted among our most special supporters and friends.

Give retirement distributions. Donating part or all of an IRA, 401(k), pension or other tax – deferred plan is an excellent way to make a gift to the Community Endowment. Benefits of giving retirement assets include:

  • Avoid personal estate tax on retirement assets
  • Heirs avoid income tax on any retirement assets funded on a pre-tax basis
  • Receive potential estate tax savings from an estate tax deduction

Charitable remainder trust or charitable gift annuity. If you want to give to a charity and would also like to supplement your annual income, you can make an irrevocable charitable gift and receive a life-long income stream. The remainder then goes to the Community Endowment.

Give a home and earn income. Create a charitable remainder trust at the Community Foundation with a home or vacation property you no longer wish to live in. It can provide life-long income for you and your loved ones, and the remainder will go to the Community Endowment.

Give a home and stay in it. You can donate your home to the Community Foundation and receive a significant charitable income tax benefits while retaining the right to live in your home throughout your lifetime.

Give life insurance. Transfer a life insurance policy you own and no longer need to the Community Endowment. Alternatively, you may open a new policy owned by the Community Foundation and make an annual gift to cover the cost of the premium to give a significant gift.

Thank you for your commitment to make our community better.