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Ways to Give

The Foundation offers a variety of ways that you can achieve your charitable goals. We accept a range of assets from donors, making it easy to establish or add to a fund. You can make a gift of cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, life insurance, or other assets. Most charitable gifts qualify for maximum tax advantage under federal law. All the options below offer tax advantages and other benefits that make them an attractive alternative to gifts of cash.

Establishing a fund in your name or in the name of your family, your organization, or anyone you wish to honor can be extremely gratifying. All grants distributed from the fund you establish—today and in the future— are then awarded to charities in the name of that fund. It’s a great way to always be involved with, and remembered for, your community investment. 

For more information about which giving vehicle is right for you, contact Angela Powers at or (203) 777-7068.

Type of Funds

Donor Advised Funds
The Quinnipiac RiverYou can have ongoing involvement in the use of your gift. You work with our professional staff, identifying ways to use dollars from the donor advised fund you establish to address the issues and needs you care about most. Distributions are ratified by the Board of Directors. We issue grants on your behalf. Learn more about the flexibilty of donor advised funds.
Unrestricted Funds
Preference Funds
Designated Funds
Scholarship Funds
Organization Funds

Gift Options

Bequest by Will
Gift of Real Estate
Gift of Retirement Plans
Gift of Life Insurance
Charitable Lead Trust
Charitable Remainder Trust
Charitable Gift Annuity
Gifts to Pooled Income Fund
IRA Charitable Rollover