The Brookings Foundation partners with individuals, businesses and local agencies to accomplish great things which improve the quality of life in the Brookings area. Donors who give to the Brookings Foundation may receive these benefits:
Permanence - Gifts are made from a fund the donor establishes in perpetuity.
Commemoration - A donor may designate a fund in his or her name, memorialize another person, or commemorate a particular charity by using its name.
Recognition – All grants are identified by the name of the fund from which the donor has designated.
Investment expertise - The donor is saved the time and expense of investing and assured of professional investment management in order to produce ongoing return and growth appropriate for the fund.
Supervision - Grant opportunities are monitored and supervised by professional staff.
Giving options - Grants will be made in the fields of charitable interest which the donor directs.
Tax Benefits - The Internal Revenue Code encourages giving to community foundations through the benefits afforded to charitable tax deductions, possible tax savings on capital gains tax, among other potential benefits.
Satisfaction - Knowing the great joy that comes in being more blessed to give than to receive.