|BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Ron McElwee, President
- Anita Dunham, Secretary
- Wendy Bowen, Treasurer
The primary purpose of the Caldwell County Foundation, Inc. is to invest in the
local people and enhance the quality of life in Caldwell County.
Assist donors in building an enduring source of charitable assets to benefit our
community. Provide responsible stewardship of the gifts donated. Promote
leadership in addressing community issues. Make grants in the fields of arts,
education, health, environment, community, economic and rural development.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the
world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does!" -- Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
Building For Tomorrow Foundation Funding Information
Donors to the Foundation come from all walks of life. The charitable funds they
create reflect diverse areas of interest and concerns, but in every case they
meet a need that strengthens Caldwell County. Helping donors achieve their
philanthropic objectives is essential to the work completed by the Foundation. It
is through these efforts that we are able to link those with charitable resources
with those who need them most.
The Foundation envisions a community working together to create opportunities for
residents. Together we can build a future for ourselves and children.
How Gifts Are Made
A donor may make a gift or bequest of any amount. The federal tax code provides
significant incentives for contributions to the Foundation. Because the
Foundation is a public charity under federal law, gifts are deductible to the
maximum extent permissible under tax law.
The Internal Revenue Service has granted the Caldwell County Foundation, Inc. tax
exempt status under code 501(c)(3). Because the legal apparatus is already in
place, a donor's gifts may support many non-profit organizations in our
communities, while eliminating paperwork and read tape.
- Unrestricted: Donors contribute funds, and allow a group of citizens from our
community to assess current charitable needs. This type of fund is creative and
flexible for grant making.
- Donor Advised Funds: Donors and corporate advised funds provide convenience,
flexibility and ongoing participation in the grant making process and offer a
cost effective alternative to a private foundation. The advised fund enables the
donor to take a charitable deduction one year and make distributions from income
or principal in future years.
- Designated Funds: Non-profit organizations can establish an endowment fund at the
Foundation thereby providing endowed monies to meet future needs and secure a
relatively constant source of annual income, fulfilling their mission in
perpetuity. The Foundation, in turn, provides investment oversight services
enhancing the organization's security, stability, and long range
financial planning ability.
- Charitable Remainder Trusts: Established by donors, whereby payments are made to
one or more individuals as stipulated by the donor. The remainder is ultimately
distributed to a named fund at the Foundation to fulfill the donor's charitable
Make A Donation
If you would like to make a donation to the Caldwell County Foundation, Inc.,
please mail it to:
Caldwell County Foundation, Inc.
23 West Main
Kingston, MO 64650
Your tax deductible dollars are an investment in the future of Caldwell County.
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