Giving Options

Mid-Shore Community Foundation offers a variety of giving tools to help people achieve their charitable goals. We facilitate various types of assets including cash, securities and real estate and most gifts qualify for maximum tax advantage. Choose the option that works best for you!

Donate to an Existing Fund

Mid-Shore Community Foundation is composed of numerous grantmaking funds that support organizations and areas of interest. We invite you to make a donation to any of the existing funds at the Foundation.

Support the work of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation

Your support makes our work possible. Please consider making a gift, either directly or from your fund, to one of our discretionary funds - Operating Endowment or Founders Fund. Donors wishing to focus their philanthropy in a specific county may direct their gift to one of the five County Funds designated for the needs of each county - Fund for Caroline County, Fund for Dorchester County, Fund for Kent County, Fund for Queen Anne’s County and Fund for Talbot County.

Establish a Charitable Fund

Establish a charitable fund to easily and effectively manage your charitable giving.  You determine the name of your fund, choose your level of involvement and support the organizations and causes that you care about.  The Foundation manages the fund's assets and handles all administrative requirements. We also have a full staff of skilled professionals ready to serve you. Whatever you needs are today or in the future, we are here to help.

Create a Charitable Gift Annuity

Charitable Gift Annuities are tools that enable donors to transfer assets to charity, while enjoying the assets needed to maintain their current lifestyle - charities provide annuity payments to donors in exchange for charitable gifts. Generally, the rate of return is enticing, and the payments are guaranteed for life. Mid-Shore Community Foundation is licensed to provide annuity payments and is happy to work with you and your advisors.

Plan for a Charitable Bequest

Giving via Charitable Bequest is a simple and effective way for a donor to transfer assets to charity. You arrange for a Charitable Bequest by including language in your will or living trust - you can give a stated dollar amount, specific property, or a percentage or remainder of your estate. Mid-Shore Community Foundation will ensure your wishes are carried out and we are happy to work with your advisors.