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Outright Gifts

Please note that most of the assets listed below can be gifted outright, by bequest or through a planned gift.

Cash and credit card gifts: If you want to make a gift to The Community Foundation, you can give a gift of cash or make a gift using a credit card online. Cash gifts must be delivered by check or wire. Checks should be made payable to The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, with the specific fund name or gift purpose listed on the memo line. Alternatively, you may wire cash. In the case of a cash wire, please contact us at 203-777-2386 in advance to let us know that the transfer will be coming. You may also contribute online* to any of The Community Foundation’s established charitable funds safely and securely. The fund that receives a credit card gift will incur the transaction fee assessed by the credit card processing company; this fee does not reduce the deductibility of the contribution.

GIVE NOW TO A FUND®: If you wish to support a local nonprofit directly, credit card donations* are accepted through the website®, which was created by The Community Foundation to increase the amount of giving to local nonprofit organizations and strengthen the nonprofit sector in the region by increasing visibility and transparency. On this site, you may research the impact of more than 300 nonprofit organizations serving Greater New Haven and during The Great Give®, have an opportunity for your gift to be matched.

*Please note: Credit card gifts may incur a transaction fee competitive with other online giving services; this fee, however, does not reduce the deductibility of your contribution.

Securities: Gifts of stock that have been held for more than a year may offer additional tax benefits related to your capital gain. Please contact The Community Foundation at 203-777-2386 for assistance with the following gifts:

  • Publicly traded securities: Publicly traded stocks and bonds can be transferred by wire or delivered in certificate form with a corresponding stock power.
  • Mutual Funds: Mutual fund shares are also welcome gifts to The Community Foundation.
  • Restricted Securities & Closely-Held or Founders Stock: Please contact The Community Foundation directly at 203-777-2386 to discuss such gifts.

Real Estate: Gifts of real estate can be accepted and The Community Foundation welcomes the opportunity to review such gift intentions on a case-by-case basis.

Gifts of Tangible Personal Property: Gifts of tangible personal property, such as, but not limited to, art, antiques and collectibles, may be donated to The Community Foundation. As with gifts of real estate, the potential gift property will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Other Types of Gifts: Please contact The Community Foundation for a confidential discussion at 203-777-2386.

A Resource for You: Giving Guidelines

In order to better provide you with the resources and information you need to contemplate your philanthropy, we have created Giving Guidelines [PDF 3.1 MB].

Please know that we are here to support you and that we share your goals of advancing and improving the Greater New Haven community.

Cash Gifts
Credit Card Donations®
Real Estate
Tangible Personal Property
IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution


Don't see an appropriate match for your philanthropic goals? Please tell us your thoughts and ideas. We have 90 years of experience in the philanthropic sector and have forged many partnerships with charitably-minded people, professional advisors and nonprofits along the way.

Sharon Cappetta

Director of Development


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