Ways to Give

Philanthropy is essential to sustaining a vibrant community. Every day, we help community members make a difference and leave a lasting legacy. We can help you.

Current Gift Options​

We accept cash donations as well as a variety of other assets. We can help you understand the benefits of different types of gifts and the most effective way to apply them. And we are flexible. If you have ideas of your own, please inquire. We’re here to make sure your giving makes an impact.


Cash donations, by check or bank transfers, are the easiest and most popular form of giving.


Gifts of appreciated securities you have owned for over a year can be especially beneficial to you in terms of your tax liability. These securities are deductible at fair market value up to 30 percent of your Adjusted Gross Income. As with cash, amounts exceeding this limit may be deducted for five additional years. In addition, you can avoid long-term capital gains tax on the increased value of appreciated securities. Unlike many other charitable funds, we also accept gifts of non-marketable securities, such as privately held or restricted stock, on a case-by-case basis. This may give you greater flexibility in tax planning.

Real Estate & Other Real Property

We accept gifts of real estate, such as houses, ranches, land, and  commercial buildings, on a case-by-case basis. A gift of real estate that you have owned for more than a year may entitle you to take a tax deduction for the fair market value of the property to avoid paying capital gains tax. If you donate a personal residence or ranch and live on the property for the rest of your life, you can receive a current tax deduction for the future value of your gift.

​Planned Gift Options

Estate planning can begin any time, whether you’re working or retired, whether you’re wealthy or not. We can help you create a strategic approach to planned giving. Carefully planned bequests and charitable trusts can provide measures of support that often cannot be duplicated by outright donations. Legacy gifts help us fund both the Foundation and Teton County nonprofits.


Bequests allow you to establish a legacy that benefits causes close to your heart—and enable you to keep assets during your lifetime. Bequests can take a variety of forms including specific dollar amounts or particular assets.

Life Insurance

You can gift life insurance and secure an estate tax deduction by naming the Community Foundation as a beneficiary of an insurance policy. Or, you can get a tax deduction by donating either a paid-in-full policy or one for which premiums remain to be paid. Gifts of life insurance offer a way to meet your philanthropic interests without affecting personal assets you intend for your family or others.

Life Income Gifts

Life income gifts allow us to invest proceeds of assets you donate and then pay income to you, or designated beneficiaries, for life or a set time-period. With these gifts, you get an immediate tax deduction and leave a significant, lasting legacy. Apart from enhancing your income, life income gifts can also be used to remove assets from your taxable estate, reduce or eliminate capital gains tax, and improve income from low-yield, high-value assets.

Legacy Society

Established in 2002, The Legacy Society recognizes donors who have made a gift to the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole in their will or other estate plans. Planned gifts may include revocable as well as irrevocable bequest and trust arrangements.

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Jean & Salisbury Adams*
Valerie & Richard Beck
Gainor & Joe Bennett
Petie Bennett
Pegi & Kent Bernard
Marion Buchenroth*
Nancy & Dick Collister
Mary Anne & Richard Cree*
Susan M. Crosser*
Carolyn “Scottie” Dejanikus*
Virginia Deloney*
Jodie Pond & Bill Field
Regena Field
John E. Fox
Laurie & Bill Friedeman
Becky & Tom Frisbie
Pamela & Scott Gibson
Carol & John Gonnella
Leslye & David Hardie
Elizabeth Hecht*
Karen & Richard Hobbins
Mercedes Huff

Sara Jane Johnson
Jayne* & Dick Johnston
Becky & Ted Kimmel
Elizabeth Masek & Edward Kolsky
Maralyn & Senator Grant Larson*
Jim McAfee*
Esther & Paul McCollister*
Anne Muller
Tom Muller
Dietrich Oberreit*
Susie & Stuart Palmer
Bertram Raynes*
Terry & Bert Romberg
Suzanne Salzmann*
Peggy Rose Schneider*
Juli & Hort Spitzer
Sue & Pike H.* Sullivan, Jr.
Jean Louise & Walter I. Thieme*
Tina & Karl* Weber



“Our legacy gift is a continuation of our long-standing commitment to philanthropy. It gives us great joy to know that we’re supporting the Foundation and its steadfast work in the Jackson community for years to come.”

– Nancy and Dick Collister, Legacy Society Members

​Giving Through
Old Bill's Fun Run for Charities

Old Bill’s Fun Run, initiated in 1989, has become a national model for an event designed to maximize collaborative community impact. Old Bill’s strengthens the tremendous work of Jackson’s nonprofits, encourages everyone to give, and fosters the spirit of generosity in our community.

You can select from several giving options through Old Bill’s, depending on your charitable goals.

There are two categories for giving: as a community donor and as a CoChallenger. As a community donor, you make gifts in amounts you choose and allocate them to any of the participating nonprofits you want to support. As a CoChallenger, you make a lump-sum gift that is used to provide partial matching grants to the participating nonprofits. The matching gifts are not $1-for-$1, but are based on a calculated formula. CoChallenger donations substantially increase the amount of money that each participating organization raises.

How to Give Through Old Bill's

Have Questions?

Our staff is always available to assist you or your professional advisors in evaluating the most appropriate type of gift to suit your needs. For more information, please contact Erin Lusins at (307) 739-1026.

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