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What Is A Community Foundation?


Your Tool for Charitable Giving and Cultural Change

 

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What Is A Community Foundation?


Your Tool for Charitable Giving and Cultural Change

 

Charitable Services for Givers & Cultural Change for Everyone

South Carolina Christian Foundation (SCCF), like community foundations, provides charitable financial services allowing you to:

  • Maximize tax deductions for your charitable gifts
  • Pay less in federal taxes
  • Send more money to the causes you care about most
  • Use a variety of assets - stocks, business interests, real estate, retirement accounts, and cash - to accomplish your giving goals
  • Receive the tax deduction immediately for every deposit into your account yet distribute the funds as charitable gifts over time even for years to come.
  • Make multiple gifts locally, nationally, and internationally to your favorite causes while receiving only one charitable receipt for your tax preparation. 
 
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Community Foundations are wonderful partners for estate planning because of the potential income and tax benefits that can be realized.  Typically, all or part of the donor’s estate is left as a bequest to a Giving Fund at SCCF. The fund is then a vehicle for accomplishing the donor's charitable goals after they pass.

  • Leave a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or what remains after other bequests have been satisfied.
  • You may arrange for your heirs to receive lifetime income from your estate, with the remainder going to SCCF for charitable purposes.
  • Some of the most tax-efficient asset types to give through your will come from retirement plan accounts, since heirs would be taxed on the income.
  • Bequests to your fund at SCCF earn a full charitable deduction on estate taxes.
  • You can change the charitable beneficiaries of your fund at any time, without having to re-do your estate documents.
 

In addition, through SCCF's Community Trust Funds, your charitable gifts can make an even greater impact on South Carolina as they are pooled with donations from others around the State.  From these Community Trusts grants are continuously made to ministries from the Upstate to the Low Country.  These grants are for the current and emerging needs faced by those on the front lines of evangelism, discipleship,and mercy.

 

Stories of Giving & Change

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Why SCCF ?


Local. Christian. Impact.

Why SCCF ?


Local. Christian. Impact.

We Care About REACHING & IMPACTng Your CommunitY . . . Because It Is Our Community Too.

 

 

The Unique Advantages of SCCF

 

LOCAL - Because we are based here in the Palmetto State, we understand the cares and concerns of our clients and communities. We also are well acquainted with the mission and ministry of the Christian Non-Profits serving our neighbors.  Our knowledge of donor services and local ministries allows us to facilitate the connection between your generous compassion and our community's needs. With multiple offices in the Upstate and in the Low Country, our focus is South Carolina; yet our clients, through their Giving Funds, give as well to regional, national and international organizations.  Our objective as your local charitable partner is to assist you  in accomplishing your giving goals in the simplest yet most strategic way possible. 

 

 

GOSPEL CENTERED - We believe giving a cup of cold water to thirsty people is good. This assistance provides for the general welfare and well being of the community.  But, we also believe to give the same cup of water to quench the thirst and then to share the Good News of Jesus Christ those being served is a better investment.  This latter belief is the reason we place an emphasis on Christian ministries over secular organizations.  Through their Giving Funds, our clients, are able to make grants to a wide range of charities, Christian and secular.  However, we encourage and raise awareness of those organizations that share the eternal perspective and the Christian values we espouse.

 

with a location near you*

* If you live in a city not listed and are interested in assisting SCCF in plans for expansion to your area, please contact us. We look forward to connecting with you!