Our goal is to be a broad, flexible philanthropic vehicle to serve you and our community. Through the Community Foundation, you can help your community in many ways using one of the many options listed below. As with all charitable giving, be sure to check with your financial advisors. If you are adding to your existing fund, please be sure to let us know if you wish to apply your gift as permanent endowment or held for short-term grantmaking.

Cryptocurrency

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that we now accept cryptocurrency! The IRS classifies cryptocurrency as property for tax purposes, which makes donating cryptocurrency directly to the Community Foundation extremely tax efficient.

When donating crypto, you receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the crypto, and you avoid the capital gains tax you would have incurred if you had sold the crypto and then made a donation. That means you’re able to donate more, as well as deduct more on your tax return.

The Community Foundation accepts gifts of cryptocurrency through The Giving Block, and we quickly liquidate your gift, putting your generosity to work right away. Reach out to Amy Owen, [email protected], to let us know of your wishes for your gift, such as establishing a new fund, adding to an existing fund, or any other purposes.

Remember, with your cryptocurrency gift of $500 or more, you’ll need to file a Form 8283 with the IRS. With gifts of $5,000 or more, a qualified appraisal is required for submission with your 8283 (The Giving Block can recommend qualified appraisers); be sure to have a Community Foundation representative sign the form as well.

Once your gift is liquidated, we’ll also file an 8282. We’ll provide you with a copy of that form. Make your gift here.

Credit Card

We specialize in offering an online giving portal for all of our funds (a great way to philanthropically celebrate birthdays, and other gift events).  Just visit our “Give Now” page to see the inspiring line up and variety of our funds—it’s easy to search for a specific fund, too.

Check

Checks should be made out to “Community Foundation LNFC”.  In the memo area, name the fund you wish to support or enclose a note to let us know which fund you wish to support. Checks may be mailed to one of two addresses: PO Box 342, Leesburg, VA, 20178, or PO Box 402, Middleburg, VA 20118.

Wire Transfer

A wire transfer can easily be set up to safely and seamlessly land your donation into our accounting systems. Get in touch with Amy Owen, [email protected] or call (703) 779-3505 X1.

Stock

A gift of stock is a savvy philanthropic opportunity. You are able to reduce appreciated assets and capital gains while supporting causes matching your personal vision.  To make a gift of stock, we’ll provide you with transfer information.  Get in touch with Amy Owen, [email protected] or call (703) 779-3505 X1.

Charitable IRA Rollover

Based on age, a gift directly from your IRA plan trustee or administrator can be a wonderful option to a qualified fund within the Community Foundation. Talk with us before executing your tax-advantaged charitable contribution by reaching out to Amy Owen, [email protected] or call (703) 779-3505 X1.

Leave A Legacy

From gifts of closely held stock and appreciated assets to real estate, life insurance policies, charitable remainder trusts and gift annuities— we use the best mechanisms to help realize your vision, and we specialize in working closely with your personal estate and financial advisors. Talk with us to discuss the legacy you want to leave behind by reaching out to Amy Owen, [email protected] or call (703) 779-3505 X1.