Message to Donors

You’ve worked hard to achieve your goals and support the causes and institutions you believe in.  Charitable giving is an important part of your life.  As someone who knows the value of giving, you want to be assured that your gifts will meet vital needs and improve our community.  You want to know your gifts will achieve positive results and, of course, maximize your tax deductions.  You may want to involve your family in your giving.  You want a lasting legacy, or perhaps you want anonymity.  Most of all, you want an easy and flexible way to accomplish your objectives.

The Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County provides a simple and tax-smart way to fulfill your philanthropic goals and thoughtfully support our county’s charitable needs by:

  • Establishing and administering charitable funds on behalf of donors like you to benefit the community’s changing needs.  With your gift to the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County – in the form of cash, securities, closely held stock, real estate, other assets, or bequests – you can create a fund that allows you to accomplish your charitable objectives simply and cost-effectively.  And, you can make your gift when it’s most advantageous to you – today, at a future date, or through your will or trust.  We administer funds for individuals, families, and organizations.
  • Investing the funds.  We manage your charitable dollars effectively so they continue to grow and benefit the community.  Our expertise in the financial and tax aspects of giving will enable you to concentrate on your philanthropic goals while making the most of your fund’s investments
  • Returning funds to the community through strategic and effective grantmaking.  Our professional grantmaking staff can serve as your eyes and ears to identify organizations that match your charitable interests.


Our staff is committed to helping you realize your giving goals. We help donors build and implement tailored giving programs that suit their individual needs and interests. A copy of the Foundation's Gift Acceptance Policy is available upon request.