Giving Through the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne

One can give to Headwaters Counseling through the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, and the Foundation will also donate a 20% match.

The money is placed into our account where the principal is used to generate interest. We have historically let the interest stay in the account in an effort to increase the value of the account.

community-foundation-logoA goal is to be able to, at some point in the future, budget the interest from this account to be a significant and stable fund to help us carry out our mission. We recognize that every single donation, no matter the size, moves us in this direction.

Donations can be sent directly to the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne with a letter designating Family & Children’s Services, Inc. (our new name has not taken effect yet), or simply put our name on the memo line of the check to designate what fund they will deposit the donation to.

Donations can also be sent directly to Headwaters Counseling. Donations designated to our fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne will be forwarded.

Many people are finding that in addition to their normal charitable giving, donations to help their targeted organizations in the future are extremely beneficial.

Have you considered a charitable annuity? A charitable annuity is a contract between you and the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, who processes annuities for us. You make a gift to the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, and the Foundation will pay you a guaranteed income – an annuity – for as long as you live. At the termination of the annuity, the remaining assets go the (Headwaters Counseling) Family & Children’s Services Endowment Fund.

With a gift annuity, not only do you receive an income stream guaranteed by all of the assets of Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, but you can also claim a charitable deduction for part of the value of the assets given. If you give appreciated assets, the capital gain is partially avoided and partially spread out over your life expectancy. A portion of the payments you receive may also be tax-free.

Many of us are unaware of the benefits of making a charitable gift in a will. But such planned gifts can enable you to continue to help people in need or support a cause close to your heart after you’re gone.

If you have questions about this process, you can call your attorney; or if you are interested call the Community Foundation at 260.426.4083.