PHILANTHROPY SHOULD BE A JOY, not a burden.
How can we help Slaton?
~ By building a pool of unrestricted charitable resources to meet new and emerging community needs; and
~ Providing a way for anyone to invest, at any level, in the common good of Slaton .
How can we help you and your family?
~ By managing the charitable fund you create; overseeing its investment; accounting; and maintaining tax records;
~ Offering personalized grantmaking services, information about grant opportunities, and providing research/referral on areas of particular interest to you;
~ Issuing regular financial reports detailing the status of your fund; and
~ Consolidating your ongoing contributions through one charitable fund
The Slaton Area Endowment enables caring and generous people to invest in what matters to them and brings people together to address local issues.
How does it work?
ASSETS THAT YOU DONATE grow the flexible pool of unrestricted community resources or you can create a fund to target your specific charitable goals. We use the same powerful techniques as the world’s largest foundations: Set aside assets, invest them carefully, and make grants regularly for charitable purposes.
UNRESTRICTED FUND ~ Think broadly.
Allow us to identify needs and opportunities in the community and target your dollars where most effective.
For the following fund types, minimum gift amounts apply:
FIELD-OF-INTEREST FUND ~ Address issues.
You decide the general purpose of the fund, such as education, arts, or health, and grants will go to projects in that area.
DESIGNATED FUND ~ Provide ongoing support.
Specify particular charitable agencies or organizations to receive the income from your endowed fund.
SCHOLARSHIP FUND ~ Provide education.
Work with us to create the guidelines for students who canreceive assistance. For example, these may be based on high school or college attended, merit, need, or field of study.
DONOR ADVISED FUND ~ Stay involved.
Recommend organizations or causes you wish to support or our staff can work with you to identify ways to address issues of importance to you. You recommend grants to charities you wish to support. We will ensure the charitable status of beneficiaries and provide additional grantmaking and administrative support.
The Slaton Area Endowment makes philanthropy and its benefits available to everyone. This belief is at the core of who we are. Whatever your gift, there is a place for you at the Slaton Area Endowment.
INDIVIDUALS, BUSINESSES AND FAMILIES have a simple and effective way to provide lasting help to their favorite charitable causes. Make an outright gift, or establish a fund that supports the causes you recommend. Either way, your help is here to stay.
CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS that are located in, or are primarily serving residents of Slaton can turn to us for help with projects that address community needs. As a permanent endowment, we ensure that a pool of resources is ready to help today, tomorrow and countless tomorrows to come.
ATTORNEYS, FINANCIAL PLANNERS AND ACCOUNTANTS can help their clients to fulfill their charitable and tax goals. As an affiliate of the Community Foundation of West Texas, we have experience with even the most complex forms of giving. We combine local insight with the proven expertise of an experienced community foundation.
Timely Opportunities for Giving
YEAR-END TAX PLANNING ~ Just earned a large bonus, but no time to decide on the most deserving charities? Establish a Donor Advised Fund for an immediate tax deduction, and stay involved in your gift by recommending distributions for months or years to come.
SIMPLE ALTERNATIVE TO A PRIVATE FOUNDATION ~Thinking about establishing a private foundation, but looking for a better, simpler way? Or, frustrated with the ongoing management of your private foundation? Establish a Donor Advised Fund or Supporting Organization and stay personally involved with the distribution of gift dollars. Use the Slaton Area Endowment to handle the administrative and accounting chores.
STRATEGIC GIVING ~ Passionate about meeting a specific community need and want to make a meaningful gift? The Slaton Area Endowment offers expertise in local needs and can recommend ways to make the greatest impact.
CLOSELY HELD STOCK ~ Personal net worth tied up in a closely held company, but want to give back? Donate a portion of the company stock to the Slaton Area Endowment; the company may buy it back for fair market value. Establish a Donor Advised Fund or planned gift; you are eligible for a tax deduction at the fair market value of appreciated stock (less any planned gift value).
PRESERVING AN ESTATE ~ Estate planning identifies significant taxes going to the IRS, but you want to keep tax dollars local. Reduce your taxable estate through a charitable bequest or other planned gift. The gift creates your personal legacy that stays true to your charitable intent forever.
The Legacy Society
Your planned gift to Slaton Area Endowment will have meaning and impact for years to come. We honor those who have made a lasting commitment by including charitable gifts to the foundation in their estate plans through the Legacy Society. Learn more about the Legacy Society.
There is so much more we’d like you to know. For more information and ideas on ways to integrate your financial planning with charitable giving, ask your financial advisor or contact Mark Meurer at (806)789-8456.