"We make a living by
what we Get.

We make a life by
what we Give."

-Winston Churchill

Frequently Asked Questions

The Marshall Community Foundation successfully meets the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations administered by the Council on Foundations in Washington D.C. National Standards represents the highest measure of accountability and transparency in philanthropy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Marshall Community Foundation a 501(c) (3)?
Yes, we are a publicly supported tax exempt organizations classified as a 501(c) (3) confirmed in compliance with National Standards for Community Foundations based in the United States. 

Does the Marshall Community Foundation compete with other area non-profits?
No; in fact, we support a number of other local non-profits through our grant making efforts. We also hold a number of endowed funds for area non-profits.

What types of funds are offered?
The Marshall Community Foundation holds a variety of funds and fund types that benefit all areas of our great community.

How many funds does the Foundation manage?
The Foundation currently manages more than 160 endowed and non-endowed funds

What are the tax benefits to working with the Marshall Community Foundation?
As with any 501(c) (3) in good standing with the IRS, your contributions qualify for the maximum deduction for income, gift and estate tax purposes allowed by law.

Are the details of my gift made public?
Of course, we respect your wishes to remain anonymous if you choose. But many you contribute to and through the Marshall Community Foundation allow us to tell their story as a means of garnering additional interest in our work. 

Please note, the Marshall Community Foundation does not release specific donor or personnel information, including the size of your contribution or details of your estate gift, for example. Every donor is different – we will work with you to help ensure your individual requests for publicity are fulfilled.

What is the Pillar Society?
The Marshall Community Foundation Pillar Society celebrates a number of like-minded individuals and families who have chosen the Foundation as a way to improve and enhance our great community for future generations through an estate gift. 

Becoming a member of our Pillar Society is simple: include the Marshall Community Foundation in your will or trust, or make a contribution via a charitable gift annuity, life insurance, retirement fund assets, or a charitable remainder or lead trust.

What other advantages are there to working with the Marshall Community Foundation?
As soon as you establish a fund, our staff handles all administrative tasks, including proposal review, check writing, reporting requirements, tax returns and annual audits. We also monitor all grants to ensure they were executed as specified.

Will the Marshall Community Foundation work with my professional advisor?
Absolutely! We have a great relationship with many local advisors, and can provide them with the information they need to best assist you in meeting your philanthropic goals.

If we didn’t address your specific questions, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us today!




     securing our future.

     Many gifts,

     many generations.

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