Canton Community Foundation

A donor-advised fund at CCF is easy to create and operate. It is an alternative to you or your family creating a private foundation. A donor-advised fund is for individuals or families who want to be involved in philanthropy but do not want to handle the administrative work that accompanies a charitable fund. It is a charitable-giving vehicle that allows an individual, family or corporation to make an irrevocable gift of personal assets that is tax deductible. The fund will allow the donor to make recommendations for grants to other charities.

Donor-advised funds also give you the option of allowing your heirs to participate as advisors during your lifetime. Following the death of the last remaining advisor, or there is no longer interest in directing funds to individual organizations, the fund becomes a Field of Interest Fund and retains its original name to preserve the legacy of the original donor.

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When you establish a donor-advised fund, CCF is responsible for all of the legal requirements involved with the fund, including investments, distributions and payouts. This type of fund allows you to suggest we make grants to any charitable organizations that meet IRS guidelines. According to IRS rules, CCF’s Board of Directors must approve all grants. But our grant procedure protects you by making sure those organizations you want to support meet all of the legal requirements for charitable intent.

Tax Benefits
A donor-advised fund allows donors to take a federal income tax deduction up to 50 percent of adjusted gross income for cash contributions and up to 30 percent of adjusted gross income for appreciated securities. CCF staff can talk with you and your advisors about many other benefits of creating a fund.

Donor-Advised Funds Include:

Give Hope Womens CircleGiving Hope, Women’s Giving Circle
Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle, provides grant-making initiatives that address the needs of women and families in Canton and Plymouth, creates an endowment fund for the future, and builds a community of women philanthropists. 

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YACCanton Youth Advisory Council Fund
Canton's Youth Advisory Council (Y.A.C.) continues to assert itself as an influential group of students that truly make a difference in their community by participating in service projects, special events, local decision making, and more. The Y.A.C. Fund is used to make grants to area nonprofit organizations and services that support families and youth. 

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Jim-and-Linda-DemmerJames and Linda Demmer Fund
Jim and Linda Demmer and their family are very committed to serving Canton and surrounding communities in many ways. Through the Jim and Linda Demmer Fund, they are able to allocate grant dollars to various nonprofit organizations each year.  This fund has supported many great local organizations over the years, including Open Door Ministry, Starfish Family Services, Kellys Kidz, and more. 

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Herb and Olivia Scott Fund
Herb and Olivia Scott were interested in giving back to the community where they raised their children.  The Herb and Olivia Scott Fund has provided them with the opportunity to provide grants to various local nonprofits that have the greatest needs. 

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The Marion and Jerry Rozum Family Fund
The Rozum Family Fund was created to provide grants to charitable organizations and activities that provide a camp or similar activity for children ages 3 to 16 that have a life-threatening illness or physical disability. The main goal is to provide access for children with special needs to be with others that have similar challenges and have fun in a safe environment. 

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