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Giving Information

The Cottage Grove Community Foundation is excited and very interested in speaking with you about a potential gift to our community. We invite you to contact us at your convenience to discuss this possibility.

Here our a few FAQs about our giving programs:

WHAT PROGRESS HAS THE FOUNDATION MADE TOWARDS ITS MISSION?

Since 2002 the CGCF has:

  • Awarded over $974,166 in small community grants to nonprofits supporting our community
  • Awarded over $1,485,760 to 1,331 graduating seniors from the South Lane School District
  •  Awarded an average of $30,000 a year for mentoring programs to assist at-risk students in the South Lane School District from a large endowment established in 2009

WHAT ARE OUR CURRENT ENDOWMENTS?

  • Believe in Angels
  • Board of Realtors Opportunity
  • Brunaugh/Nelson Music Scholarship
  • Carlton Woodard Advised Fund
  • CGCF Administrative
  • CGCF Administrative Fee
  • CGCF Endowment
  • CGHS Class of 1970 Endowment
  • Community Chest
  • Community Sharing
  • Contance J Keith
  • Darrel Williams
  • Dian Missar Endowment
  • Edward Prunkl Scholarship Fund
  • Elizabeth Stewart Memorial Scholarship
  • Ethel Krauss Scholarship
  • Family Relief Nursery
  • Frank & Pamela Simpson Family Scholarship Fund
  • Frank and Pam Simpson (Family)
  • Friends of CG Athletics
  • Friends of the Library
  • Glenn Perry Memorial Scholarship
  • Gloria Discerni Endowment
  • Green Earth Advisory
  • Heather Cunningham Bridgens Endowment
  • Henry & Donna Yoss Family Fund
  • Howard & Bobette Peterson Scholarship Fund
  • Janice Neely School Fund
  • Jeannie Morton/Jacquie Johnson
  • Jim Wright Memorial Scholarship
  • John & Inge Walter Gorny
  • Joseph T Abbott MD
  • Kinkade Family Scholarship
  • Kiwanis Club of Creswell (Charlie Stoval)
  • Kris & Paige Woodard Advised Fund
  • Krista Parent Scholarship
  • M. “Bud” & Sandy Stewart Scholarship Fund
  • Latham Elementary School Scholarship
  • Leslie S Godard
  • Lion’s Club
  • Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living (Sabrina Drake)
  • Margaret Mae Anibal Mentoring
  • Margaret Mae Anibal Scholarship
  • Mary Clark Estate
  • Michele Portmann
  • Mildred Smith Memorial Scholarship
  • PeaceHealth CG Medical Center Health Needs
  • Porter Allen Endowment
  • Roger & Eileen Russell
  • Rotary Scholarship Fund
  • Ruth Ackley Nursing Scholarship
  • South Lane Education
  • Sumer Solesbee Nursing
  • Territorial Seed/Marlece Arthur
  • Tom Wheeler Compassion Fund for SL Mental Health
  • Veatch Fund
  • Women & Children’s

WHO CAN AND SHOULD LEAVE A LEGACY?

  • Anyone who benefited financially from or values living here and wants to help now and in the future
  • Anyone seeking a permanent way to continue philanthropic giving after their death
  • Anyone wanting to support a nonprofit organization serving people in our area

HOW IS MY LEGACY SUPPORTED BY THE FOUNDATION?

  • All donations are administered in compliance with the donor’s interests
  • All fund distributions support causes in the Cottage Grove area unless designated otherwise by the donor.
  • Funds are professionally managed, endowments are held by the Oregon Community Foundation https://oregoncf.org/.
  • Gifts or bequests may be named for the donor or to honor others.
  • Grants or scholarships are administered by the Foundation for purposes indicated by the donor.
  • All funds are distributed free from partisan, sectarian or commercial control

DO I COMMIT NOW OR IN THE FUTURE?

  • As you think about estate planning, consider a gift or bequest to the Foundation designated to your favorite program, service or community need.
  •  Consider designating the Foundation to receive the remainder interest from a charitable trust. For more information about charitable trusts, please contact us.
  •  If you have inherited money or other sources of funds that you want to use to support your passion, please talk to us about your options.

HOW MUCH DO WE ACCEPT FOR DONATIONS AND WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES THAT MAKE?

  • Any amount may be donated and designated for a specific purpose, e.g. grants, scholarships, operations or a specific organization.
  • To establish an Endowment Fund which will provide annual funds in perpetuity, at least $10,000 must be donated. The donor specifies a specific nonprofit agency or other area of interest for annual income distribution from the fund.
  • Donations of any amount can be made either with unrestricted use or with designation of a specific agency or area of interest.
  • Donations of marketable securities like stock may be made on a pass-through basis with distribution of the funds to nonprofit organizations of the donor’s choice

ARE DONATIONS AND BEQUESTS TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

    • The Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.
    • In most cases, donors do not incur tax on capital gains for gifts of appreciated property.

DONATE?

If you would like to help our organization help those in need, please donate what you can. Every little bit helps.

1015 E. Main Street, Cottage Grove, OR 97424

(541) 942-0014

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