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NGCF 2023 Annual Report

Built on a LEGACY A community built on a legacy of philanthropy is a community that not only grows but thrives. At the North Georgia Community Foundation, we are incredibly grateful to work alongside people and nonprofits who support our community and accomplish significant good. Together with our fundholders, we are strengthening our region. Their support[…..]

In the Business of Giving

If you’re a business owner, odds are you already give back to your community. Like many charitably-minded people, your business likely sponsors events, makes in-kind donations, donates cash to favorite organizations, and may provide employee assistance programs (or would like to). Many local business owners work with the North Georgia Community Foundation to continue to[…..]

Estate Planning: Your Kids … and Your Community

As you contemplate your legacy and adjust your estate plan over the years, it’s natural to focus on your children and family as the primary beneficiaries in your will and trust. If you’re like an increasing number of charitably-minded individuals, though, you might find that your perspectives about what exactly it means to leave a[…..]

Four FAQs to help you establish an endowment

Many community-minded individuals have served on the boards of directors of charitable organizations in our region. If you’ve served on a charity’s board (or several!), you are no doubt familiar with the concept of an endowment. Many charities establish endowment funds and reserve funds at the North Georgia Community Foundation to help ensure that their[…..]

Full circle: Grow your philanthropy through recurring gifts

Developing a practice of regular contributions to your donor-advised fund at the North Georgia Community Foundation (NGCF) not only allows you to systematically build a philanthropic nest egg for your annual giving to favorite charities, but also paves the way for your future legacy bequests. Whether your cadence of contributions is monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or[…..]

Leave a Bequest at NGCF – then, what happens?

Many donors and fund holders at the North Georgia Community Foundation have updated their estate plans to leave a bequest to their donor-advised or other type of fund. Some bequests take the form of a “specific bequest,” which means that the fund at NGCF receives a specific amount of money from the donor’s probate estate[…..]

Big or Small, every gift matters

Simplicity, efficiency, and effectiveness have long been cornerstones of working with the community foundation to carry out charitable goals. Time and time again at the North Georgia Community Foundation, we see how easily donors who’ve established a donor-advised or other type of fund are able to not only fulfill their big-picture charitable goals, but to[…..]

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