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Why Donate?

The Decatur area needs your continued support to be a vibrant, growing community that places an emphasis on encouraging and supporting organizations whose missions are to improve the lives of the people of our area. Through your planned gift to The Community Foundation of Greater Decatur, Inc., you can build a legacy that reflects your personal care and concern for our community – now and in the future.

Examples of Projects We Have Helped Fund

• Student Scholarships

• Community Parks

• Downtown Redevelopment

• Music & Arts Program

• Programs that Prevent Child         Abuse

• Programs that Prevent Animal      Cruelty

• Programs to Encourage Young      People to Excel

We Know Our Community

When you choose to invest in the future of our community, you want to work with people who know the area. The leaders who guide our work lend valuable insight to help your charitable giving achieve maximum results.

We Help You Achieve Superior Tax Benefits

We are a 501(c)(3) qualified public charity recognized by the IRS and the Alabama Attorney General; therefore, contributions are eligible for the highest available tax deduction.

We Make Setup and Adminstration Easy

Establishing a fund can be done in less time than it takes to open a bank account. We handle all of the administrative and grant-making activities, saving you time and money.

We Give You Time to Decide How to Give Appreciated Assets

If you have an asset that has appreciated greatly such as a stock or if you are selling a business or real property with a low basis, we can work with you and your attorneys to maximize your charitable deduction, but also give you time to decide how and to what extent you would like to help various charities and organizations.

We Care About The Future

By setting up a fund, you have the ideal opportunity to create a legacy for yourself and for our community.