Stanislaus Community Foundation offers a variety of services and tools to make the most of your charitable dollars and enjoy a meaningful giving experience. We accept a range of assets and can also facilitate complex forms of giving and we can work with your lawyer or financial advisor to help you choose the right giving strategy for you.

Make A Gift Of

  • Cash
  • Stocks, bonds and mutual fund shares
  • Real estate
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement assets such as a 401(k), 403(b), individual retirement accounts (IRA) or other qualified retirement programs
  • Interest in limited partnerships

Planned Giving

By making a future charitable gift to Stanislaus Community Foundation through your will, retirement plan assets, life insurance, or other future sources you can continue your support of the nonprofits you care about long after your lifetime. Some of the simplest forms of future gifts are detailed below.

Plan a Simple Bequest

Including a charitable bequest in your will is a simple way to make a lasting gift to your community. When you make this gift through Stanislaus Community Foundation, we establish a special fund that benefits the community forever and becomes your personal legacy of giving.

Establish a Charitable Trust

Charitable trusts allow you to structure charitable gifts in ways that help you meet financial objectives. Professional advisors can design charitable trusts to reduce estate taxes, provide income, preserve an inheritance, establish a legacy and more.

Beneficiary Designation

Concerned with potentially high estate taxes?  Beneficiary payments are generally excluded from your estate for tax purposes, and the beneficiary designation can be changed at any time, so your decision is revocable.

Charitable Gift Annuity

Giving through a charitable gift annuity allows you to arrange a generous gift to your community, while providing yourself a new income source you can count on for the rest of your life.


Stanislaus Community Foundation does not provide tax, legal or other professional advice. Wills, trust agreements and all other estate planning documents should be drafted by an independent attorney. Staff is available to assist attorneys when including a bequest to SCF in a legal document.