Your giving options at GCF

Your philanthropic goals are our first priority at GCF. We can put your vision into action today or make a plan for the future. The choice is yours.

We accept a broad array of assets including cash and non-cash gifts of appreciated securities, real estate, life insurance, privately held stock and interest in limited partnerships. If giving is in your future, we also accept deferred gifts such as retirement plans, 401(k) plans, life insurance and proceeds from the sale of property.

How do you want to make a difference? Let us help.

Gloucester Community Foundation offers several giving options, depending on what you hope to achieve through your philanthropy. Many donors take advantage of multiple strategies for tax planning purposes or to leverage their resources for greater good. Whatever your objectives, GCF has the tools and resources to help you organize your giving so it is strategic, flexible and effective. 

Establish a fund now

Creating a named charitable fund at the Gloucester Community Foundation is one of the easiest and most effective ways to manage your personal philanthropy. We offer several types of funds to help you create lasting impact for our region.

Plan for a future fund 

You may choose to leave a legacy through a planned gift such as a charitable trust, future IRA distribution or bequest. These gifts can be used to create a new fund or add to an existing fund. Learn more about our planned giving options.

Getting Started

  1. We listen to your needs and interests.
    Our team believes in a customized, personal approach for each and every donor. By getting to know you and what you deem important, we can help you identify the best giving solution to match your charitable needs and interests.
  2. You decide how and when to give.
    Your level of involvement is up to you. You can choose when, where and how to recommend grants. Or, you can consult with our staff to learn about pressing needs in our region and the organizations effectively addressing them.
  3. We make it simple.
    When you establish a fund at GCF, you can rest assured that we will take care of the details so that you can focus on what's most important - giving.
    • We manage complex gift scenarios.
    • We provide guidance on charitable giving techniques and conduct a full review of all nonprofits prior to grant distribution.
    • We invest with Spider Management Company to produce strong and consistent returns, in good years and bad, allowing you to do more good.

  4. Together, we can do more.
    Our relationship with you may span decades, so it is very important to us that you are fulfilled in your philanthropy. We hope you will take advantage of additional ways to engage with us and we encourage you to call us anytime we can be of assistance.


Lincoln Boykin
Director of Affiliate Foundations

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