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Donor Services

The goal of the Foundation is to create and deliver customer-driven philanthropic services that help the Foundation’s donors enrich and simplify their charitable giving. We strive for excellence in donor services by learning the charitable interests of our donors. By understanding their philanthropic goals, we can help donors find highly effective charitable giving solutions for maximum community impact. The Foundation can provide gift and grant distribution processing services, answer questions on non-profit organizations and work to find opportunities for charitable giving for donors.

As a community foundation, we strive to promote and support local giving and participation; however, we can make grant distributions anywhere that a donor wishes to give. We stay up-to-date on community initiatives and the changing world of philanthropy to keep our donors informed. Depending upon the level of interest, the Foundation staff will work to connect donors with the issues they care about most.

Processing Services

The Foundation offers donors the processing services required to accomplish their philanthropic objectives. Designed to support engaged grantmaking both on the front end for initiative or grantee selection, due diligence, and grantee evaluation, and on the back end for administrative support, our gift, grant or expense processing bring an efficient and practical approach to charitable giving. From fund administration to gift and grant process, our goal is to support giving and help donors make the greatest impact possible through philanthropy.

Grant Distribution and Research Process

Our services include researching nonprofit agencies that are not on our list of approved organizations, giving donors advice regarding nonprofit organizations and providing information about community issues. The Foundation makes distributions to charitable organizations and governmental entities throughout the World.

Community Knowledge

The Taos Community Foundation believes that what distinguishes us from other charitable institutions is our ability to provide knowledge of the community and a local approach to help people achieve their charitable goals.
For individuals with specific charitable organizations or charitable interests in mind, nonprofit organizations looking for a place to maintain and manage a fund, or a corporation seeking assistance with community affairs efforts, the Foundation provides a broad range of services that are flexible and efficient.

Personal and Family Philanthropy

As our area continues to grow, so does the number of individuals and families that are demonstrating a commitment to philanthropy and the community that helped them succeed. We serve individuals, families, supporting organizations, and private foundations.

Giving Options Available: Individuals and Families

  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Planned Gifts
  • Supporting Organizations
  • Designated Funds
  • Scholarship Funds
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Field of Interest Funds
  • Unrestricted Funds
  • Private Foundation Services

Family Foundations

The Foundation recognizes that our community contains a diverse mix of established and newly created family foundations. From multi-generational, well-established organizations with traditions of giving, to new foundations led by successful entrepreneurs and non-family advisors, family foundations are making a major impact in our community. We can help leverage those charitable gifts by lessening the burden of administrative office work and assisting with information about area non-profit organizations. The Foundation can help family foundation donors be freer and better prepared to do what they do best—charitable giving.
 

Giving Options Available: Family Foundations

  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Planned Gifts
  • Supporting Organizations
  • Designated Funds
  • Scholarship Funds
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Field of Interest Funds
  • Unrestricted Funds
  • Private Foundation Services


Serving Nonprofits

As the number of nonprofits in the area grows and the future of various funding sources becomes less certain, the Foundation can assist area nonprofits to plan and prepare for the future. The Foundation helps to improve the management capacity of nonprofit organizations by offering fund administration, back-office support and philanthropic resources.

Giving Options Available: Nonprofits
• Planned Giving Vehicles for Donors
• Nonprofit Endowment Funds
• Designated Funds
• Scholarship Funds
• Charitable Trusts for Donors

Corporate Philanthropy
The Foundation provides a cost-effective and tax-efficient way for businesses to invest in our community. By providing information on community issues and by making connections with organizations of interest, we help companies meet their charitable goals.
 

Giving Options Available: Corporate Foundations
• Donor Advised Funds
• Supporting Organizations
• Designated Funds
• Scholarship Funds
• Field of Interest Funds
• Unrestricted Funds

Read more by downloading the complete Charitable Giving Guide.