You can support what’s important to you
A personalized fund at The Seattle Foundation gives you flexibility with your philanthropy. You can be as active as you wish and support the issues and organizations that matter most to you—locally, nationally or internationally.
- Gifts from your fund will then be made in your name or the name you choose for your fund.
- You receive immediate tax benefits, but can give over time.
- Your assets grow through investment, allowing you to give more.
- You can endow your fund as a legacy in perpetuity.
An Alternative to a Private Foundation
Many types of funds allow you to give to specific organizations, make gifts over time, recognize you and your family, and grow your charitable dollars through investment—but without the administrative burden and expense of a private foundation.
Charitable GIVING Options:
With an outright gift, you transfer cash or other assets now to The Seattle Foundation and receive an immediate tax advantage. Outright gifts are often used to create a Donor Advised Fund.
With planned gifts, you give through your estate or in ways that first provide income for you or others before benefiting charitable recipients. Some options even result in current tax savings.
Charitable Fund FAQs
Personalized Services for Fundholders
A professional philanthropic services representative will answer questions and consult with you about your giving. In person, via phone or online, our team can assist you with your long-term strategies or any issue related to your philanthropy. Personalized