Giving: Ways to Support the Black Belt Community Foundation


Making a gift to the BBCF transforms lives. Please join with others who care, and are working to overcome poverty and unemployment, chronic illness and limited access to health care and educational disparities. Working together, we can “take what we have to make what we need” to truly transform the Black Belt region of Alabama.

Gifts of Cash
You can give by check or credit card, on-line at or by sending a check in the mail.

Gifts from Employer Matching Programs
Check if your employer matches the charitable contributions of its employees. If so, your employer’s donation will leverage your gift.

Gifts of Appreciated Stock
If you have owned stock for more than a year, consider donating it to the Black Belt Community Foundation. You will receive a deduction for its fair market value on the date of transfer and you will avoid capital gains tax.

Gifts from your IRA
If you are 70 ½ or older, the IRA gift provision allows you to donate money directly from your IRA to the Black Belt Community Foundation without paying income tax on that withdrawal, and you are able to deduct the value of the gift as a charitable donation.

Gifts in Honor or in Memory
Celebrate a significant occasion – a birth or a birthday, a wedding or graduation – with a gift to the Black Belt Community Foundation. We will send your friend or relative a card indicating that you have made a gift in their honor.

Consider donating to the Black Belt Community Foundation in lieu of flowers to memorialize a loved one. We will send a note to the family letting them know of your thoughtfulness.

Gifts through Bequests
Consider making the Black Belt Community Foundation a beneficiary of a portion of your estate.

Other Planned and Deferred Gifts
There are many other ways to make a gift to the Foundation, from life insurance to gifts of property. Please contact the Development Director at the Foundation to discuss these options.

The Black Belt Community Foundation is designated as a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service and contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. If you have any questions or would like to explore particular ways to give, please call us at 334-874-1126.

Always consult your tax advisor about your specific financial circumstances.