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Benefits of Donating a Business or Donating Private Stock

Here’s why you should consider making charitable giving part of any business exit plan.

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2021: A Year of Rebuilding

2021 presented us with opportunities to rethink, regroup and reflect on how to best do our work. We continued to respond to the pandemic, support the community and partner with generous donors and innovative nonprofits.

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Donors Making an Impact on Their Communities

See how some of our donors have chosen to make an impact, and learn a few ways you can shape your future giving plans.

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How A Legacy Letter Can Deepen Family Relationships

Legacy letters provide a peek at the past and a direction for the future.

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Important Year-End Giving Dates for Donors

As you make plans for your year-end fund contributions and grant recommendations, please keep in mind these important dates.

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Donated Real Estate Turned into Community Resources

Learn how Lisa and Jerry O'Brien turned their condominium into continuous support for their favorite causes.

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Charitable Giving Legislation in the News

Our response to the proposed Accelerating Charitable Giving (ACE) Act

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Beyond ESG: Sustainable Investment

Chief Investment Officer Shannon O’Leary participated in a global panel discussion on sustainable investment trends.

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Gift Bunching: A Way to Maximize Your Charitable Impact

With a technique known as gift bunching, you can maintain your charitable impact while realizing potential tax benefits.

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Our Online Donor Toolkit

This resource will help you identify and clarify your values, interests and charitable vision.

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Local Experts Share Findings on Age-Related Health Inequities

Three nonprofit partners share insights about health equity in the age of COVID-19, and the role the pandemic has played in exacerbating disparities faced by older adults.

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Gifts of Grain

Here’s how one Minnesota farmer turned his crops into resources for the community.

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Creating a Charitable Giving Legacy

Here are a few ways you can achieve your long-term philanthropic goals.

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Values-based Investing: What It Is and How We Do It

Chief Investment Officer Shannon O’Leary discusses how the Foundation’s investment strategy promotes equity.

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Top Five Reasons to Partner with a Community Foundation

Here are five unique benefits of working with a community foundation to reach one’s charitable giving goals.

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