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Chickasaw County Community Foundation Joins Nationwide Celebration to Recognize Local Community Impact
November 9, 2020 - The Chickasaw County Community Foundation will celebrate Community Foundation Week, November 12-18, 2020. This nationwide event recognizes the increasingly important role community foundations play in fostering local collaboration and innovation to address persistent civic and economic challenges.
The Chickasaw County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA), which is confirmed in compliance with national standards for U.S. community foundations. CFNEIA was established in 1956 and serves a 20-county region with 23 affiliate community foundations led by over 350 local community volunteers. In 2019, CFNEIA and its affiliates granted over $5.7 million across the region. Since its inception, CFNEIA has granted over $100 million to organizations enriching the communities they serve.
CFNEIA provides administrative and fiduciary support to Chickasaw County Community Foundation, which is led by a local volunteer committee that connects inspired people to the causes they care about, enriches communities through grantmaking to local nonprofits, and provides leadership for positive community change in Chickasaw County.
Community Foundation Week also coincides with National Philanthropy Day, November 15, which signifies the importance of coming together for the common good.
For more than a century, community foundations have served as a trusted partner and resource whose effect can be seen in the lives of millions and in the vibrant neighborhoods that continue to thrive through their mission-driven work. They also represent one of the fastest-growing forms of philanthropy.
As community foundations find solutions for communities large and small, urban and rural - it is the collective work of these organizations that will have the most profound impact. This was most evident amid this year's coronavirus pandemic where over $1 billion was distributed by community foundations in response to the crisis. CFNEIA and its affiliates have granted over $500,000 to nonprofits on the frontline of the pandemic.
Community Foundation Week was created in 1989 by former president George H.W. Bush to recognize the work of community foundations throughout America and their collaborative approach to working with the public, private and nonprofit sectors to address community problems.
To learn more about the Chickasaw County Community Foundation, visit chickasawccf.org.
The Chickasaw County Community Foundation is a local organization making grant investments to organizations that create a stronger and more vibrant quality of life in Chickasaw County and helps people establish permanent endowment funds for the causes they care about in their community. The Chickasaw County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, a nonprofit committed to creating long-term impact in 20 counties in northeast Iowa. For more information, contact 319-287-9106 or visit www.cfneia.org. CFNEIA is confirmed in compliance with national standards for U.S. community foundations.
We all are living in different times which present an opportunity to slow down and think about what truly matters most to us. October is National Financial Planning Month, an ideal time to reflect on one's financial health and to review or establish a personal financial plan.
Reviewing household expenses and creating a budget, building up your savings, consolidating or paying off debt and planning for retirement are just a few components of developing a financial plan. Charitable planning is often overlooked as part of the financial planning process and the Chickasaw County Community Foundation is encouraging individuals to consider this as part of their overall plan.
The Chickasaw County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa which works with individuals, families and businesses to create charitable solutions that match their passions, maximize tax benefits and create a philanthropic legacy for generations to come.
Charitable planning is the way in which you give back to the causes or organizations that mean the most to you in your community while enjoying financial benefits for yourself. There are many ways to give through your local Community Foundation that may also align with your charitable goals. Learn more about ways to give at www.cfneia.org/giving/how-you-can-give
Planned giving (gift in your will) is another avenue to consider when looking for ways to provide long-lasting support for your community. Individuals can direct their planned gift to the nonprofit organizations that best align with their charitable interests. Additionally, a bequest can be used to create an endowment fund, which will last in perpetuity, or contribute to an existing fund. Some of the benefits of establishing a bequest can include flexibility, tax savings, recognition, personalized giving and efficiency.
A downloadable estate planning guide and other free will planning resources are available at www.cfneialegacy.org
. For questions about planned giving, contact Terry Gaumer with the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa at 319-243-1354 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the Chickasaw County Community Foundation can be found at www.chickasawccf.org
The Chickasaw County Community Foundation is a local organization making grant investments to organizations that create a stronger and more vibrant quality of life in Chickasaw County and helps people establish permanent funds for the causes they care about in their community. The Chickasaw County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, a nonprofit committed to creating long-term impact in 20 counties in Iowa. For more information, contact 319-287-9106 or visit www.cfneia.org. CFNEIA is confirmed in compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.