As a professional financial advisor, you look out for your clients’ best interests. At the Sandusky County Communities Foundation (SCCF), we have years of experience in collaborating with attorneys, accountants and financial planners. With the help of SCCF staff, you can be assured that your clients will fulfill their charitable wishes, meet their financial planning goals, and enjoy the maximum tax advantages.
Community foundations are a one-stop-shop for access to your local charitable community. A community foundation knows its community and the nonprofit organizations that so vitally contribute to the area's quality of life. It is our job to add insight, connections, leverage, and access to the charitable issues and organizations people care about. We have resources to conduct research and due diligence on any charitable interest, nationally and internationally.
Some of the specific benefits of working with SCCF include:
The flexibility of the SCCF provides a wide spectrum of options. A donor can name his or her own fund.
Is it your wish to support the Arts? Health Care? Education? Human Services? The Environment? A donor can support his or her own charitable interests through the SCCF.
Are you interested in one or more specific cheritable organizations? Support all of them through the SCCF.
Do you want to leave a lasting legacy that will meet the most pressing needs of the people in our community now and in the future? The SCCF can help you accomplish this.
The large permanent charitable endowment funds of the SCCF ensure its future. Thus, the SCCF will oversee a donor's fund in perpetuity, making sure that it is used exactly as intended.
Funds may be established with a minimum of legal complexity. They also provide a real alternative to those interested in establishing a private foundation and may offer tax benefits and cost savings that private foundations cannot.
The generosity of individuals, private foundations, and businesses have created a permanent fund that helps underwrite a portion of the operations of the SCCF. This keeps the Foundation's administrative costs very low. In addition, because a number of charitable funds are combined, donors' funds receive economies of scale for investment as well as administrative costs.
The SCCF qualifies as a public charity under federal tax law. Gifts made during a donor's lifetime may result in important tax advantages and bequests to the Foundation are deductible for federal estate tax purposes.
Funds established in the names of donors or loved ones stand as personal monuments, continuing to enrich the lives of all. For some donors, anonymity is important. If donors choose to be anonymous, the SCCF honors that request.
SCCF assets are invested by professional advisors, such as the Croghan Colonial Bank Trust Department.