Harness the Giving Power of a Private Foundation—Without the Complexity

Donor-Advised Funds

Are you looking for an easy, cost-effective way to support Rose Community Foundation and other organizations you love? A donor-advised fund may be the right choice for you and help you avoid the cost and complexities of managing a private foundation.

You establish a donor-advised fund at Rose Community Foundation by donating cash or other assets. You can then recommend how much and how often money is granted to organizations you care about using a web portal.

You qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction at the time you contribute to Rose Community Foundation, and the opportunity to make funding recommendations to your favorite organizations. You centralize your giving and recordkeeping in one location. If you wish to start a legacy of giving by involving your loved ones in giving decisions, Rose Community Foundation’s expert staff can guide you.

Support What Matters

Learn more about donor-advised funds. View and download the free guide One-Stop Giving: The Convenience and Simplicity of Donor-Advised Funds.

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Delay Your Payments

If you are younger than 60 or don't need your payments immediately, you can set up a deferred gift annuity. This allows you to delay receiving payments until a later date—such as when you reach retirement. To learn more, view and download the free guide Plan for Retirement With a Deferred Gift Annuity.

Learn How to Fund It

Create a donor-advised fund with one of the following assets:

An Example of How It Works

See How It Works

Happy family Joe and Laura want to give back to their hometown by putting their money where it will do the most good. They establish a $25,000 donor-advised fund with a community foundation. The couple receives a federal income tax charitable deduction for the amount of the gift. They also get all the time they need to decide which charities to support. After researching community needs with the foundation's staff, Joe and Laura recommend grants for Rose Community Foundation (which they've supported for years) and the Animal Rescue League. The foundation presents the charities with checks from the Megan Fund, which Joe and Laura named in honor of their granddaughter. Joe and Laura are delighted to start this personal legacy of giving.

Next Steps

  1. Contact Judy Altenberg at 303.398.7407 or jaltenberg@rcfdenver.org to talk about supporting Rose Community Foundation by setting up a donor-advised fund.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include Rose Community Foundation in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Rose Community Foundation
Address: 600 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80246-1712
Federal Tax ID Number: #84-0518447