Make a Donation–  If you would like to make an donation by check, the Make a Donation form will assist in gathering the information you need to send a memorial or honorary gift.

Gift Instructions – This document explains how easy it is to give via cash, check, credit or debit card, or even by Wire or ACH Transfer.

Giving Through Insurance– Did you know that you can purchase an insurance policy, name the Foundation as the beneficiary, and receive a tax-deduction for the annual payments.  It’s true.  Here’s how.

Sample Bequest Language– Leaving a bequest (property given by will) is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an attorney, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to family, friends, or the Community Foundation as part of your estate plan.

Donating Stock–Donating stock is almost as simple as calling your financial advisor! This is especially important if you have a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) that you’d like to donate directly to charity. Use this stock transfer form, or contact us for instructions about how to move the stock. It’s one of the easiest ways to give!

Donor’s Bill of Rights– Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights.

Privacy Policy– At the Community Foundation, we maintain information on volunteers, donors, and potential donors for the purpose of keeping accurate financial records and providing information about the Community Foundation.  We do not share information on donors or potential donors with anyone outside our organization without the permission of the donor.

Gift Acceptance Policy– The following policies and guidelines govern acceptance of gifts made to or for the benefit of any of the Community Foundation funds or programs.

Fund 411– Do you need to find out about the benefits and fees for both Endowed Funds and Pass-Through Funds? Which one is best for you?  The Fund 411 will help to answer all of your questions.

The Community Foundation’s most recent 990 and audited financials are available online at, at the Community Foundation office (505 West Third Street, Marion, IN 46952), or by contacting our CFO, Sherri Rush at 

If you would like to know more about our gift and fund acceptance policies, please contact our office directly: 765-662-0065