You love this community and
want to invest in its future. You want to help others, you have special
interests, you want your gift to have maximum impact, and you need a simple way
to show your support.
At Marietta Community
Foundation we are dedicated to taking your good intentions and putting them
into action in a simple, convenient way. The Foundation provides tools that fit
your financial situation and tax needs. Our experienced professionals provide expert
guidance so that the impact of your generosity will endure for generations to
Put Your Good Intentions Into
Six Ways To Provide Ongoing Support. Most
contributions to the Foundation are “unrestricted.” Unrestricted gifts that can
be used for a broad range of good works will be invested and distributed at the
discretion of the Board of Governors. Often, these funds are needed for
immediate assistance to families and organizations in unforeseen situations.
Board oversight and accurate reporting are your assurance that every gift is
If you wish to support a
particular cause or want to be a more active participant in your charitable
giving, we offer five other types
of funds. Click here
to view descriptions.
Each fund at the Foundation
builds your initial donation through managed investment pools. This allows your
dollars to keep on giving.
Maximum Tax Benefits. The IRS recognizes us as an
established public charity, so you can earn the maximum deduction at the time
of your gift, and can then advise to distribute grants over time allowing you
to be more thoughtful about your giving.
Sound Management. We meet rigorous standards for
integrity and accountability through respected, objective evaluators including
the national Council on Foundations.
Broad Local Expertise. We keep ourselves
educated on all areas of community need- including the arts, economic
development, education, environment, health care, human services and others.
Our staff can help you target where your grants will have the greatest impact.
Enduring Impact. Your gifts to the community
have enduring value when channeled through a foundation that has proactively
invested more than $15 million back into it over the past four decades. Our
permanent endowments will continue to grow and make grants forever.
Perhaps Simplicity is One of Our Most Attractive Benefits
Quick and Convenient. Most funds can be created in one
brief meeting. We take care of the legal and accounting requirements and give
you quarterly updates.
Personalized and Flexible. You can name your fund or
remain anonymous, choose general charitable purposes or very specific ones,
donate now or through your estate planning, make modest gifts or large ones,
and donate assets ranging from cash to real estate.
Smart and Easy. We facilitate even the most
complex forms of giving.
Click here for more ways to give.
Take Pride in Your Decision
Marietta Community Foundation
was created by a group of individuals who wanted to do some good – and our
goals are still that simple.
How can we make Washington
County a better place to live? How can we help people who live here help each
other? How can we make giving so easy, so effective, so rewarding that everyone
who is able to join us, will?
We would love to show you how
the Foundation can simplify and enhance your charitable giving.