10 Reasons to Give Through the Taos Community Foundation

  1. Efficiency: A fund at Taos Community Foundation is a simple and effective way to put your charitable assets to work and is a convenient and affordable alternative to operating a private foundation.
  2. Professional Management: Our highly qualified staff will invest your gift for maximum impact—both in the financial markets and in community grants.
  3. Permanence: Your gift will serve the causes you care about – now and forever. Should the community issues you wish to address become resolved in the future, the Foundation board will preserve the integrity of your fund and redirect grants from your fund to similar and important causes.
  4. Service: Because no two donors are alike, we provide highly individualized service to help you achieve your personal charitable goals.
  5. Tax Advantages: The Foundation is a public charity, which means your gift qualifies for maximum deductions. Plus you never pay taxes on investment earning from your fund.
  6. Recognition: You can choose what to name your fund and receive recognition when grants are made, or you may give anonymously.
  7. Accountability: We take our commitment to the public and our donors seriously. Our annual independent audit and investment policies are always available and for review.
  8. Simplicity & Convenience: Most funds held at Taos Community Foundation can be created with one simple meeting and can be as broad or as focused in scope as you wish. We’ll handle all the administrative, accounting, audit, legal and reporting requirements, so you can focus on making grants.
  9. Local Expertise: With our relationships with community leaders and non profit organizations, and nearly 20 years of experience, no one knows the community like we do. That means strong connections and thoughtful grantmaking.
  10. Community Impact: Because Taos Community Foundation serves many donors, we have unique opportunities to leverage common interests, and pool resources for gifts that have lasting, meaningful impact in our region. Plus, our reputation as a community leader allows us to convene and leverage the efforts of grantee, ensuring greater cooperation and collaboration.