Giving Options

Phil­an­thropy is essen­tial to sus­tain­ing a vibrant community.

We help com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers make a dif­fer­ence and leave a last­ing lega­cy every day. Let us help you.

Giv­ing 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 are here to make sure your giv­ing makes an impact.

Mail your check payable to Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion of Jack­son Hole and note in the memo line which fund you would like to support.

Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion of Jack­son Hole
P.O. Box 574
Jack­son, WY 83001

Search or browse through our funds accept­ing pub­lic dona­tions and give by cred­it card any time. A 2.4% pro­cess­ing fee will be charged for cred­it card donations.

If you plan to make a gift by stock, wire, or donor advised fund, please pro­vide us with your orga­ni­za­tion des­ig­na­tions by com­plet­ing this form. Once you sub­mit the form, you will receive a con­fir­ma­tion email with the applic­a­ble instruc­tions for mak­ing your gift.

We accept most types of gifts includ­ing the following:

  • Bonds
  • Busi­ness Interests
  • Estate assets
  • Life insur­ance
  • Mutu­al fund shares 
  • Oil and gas, min­er­al or tim­ber rights 
  • Pri­vate securities
  • Pub­licly trad­ed securities 
  • Real prop­er­ty
  • Retire­ment assets (IRA, retire­ment plans) 
  • Tan­gi­ble per­son­al property 
  • Trust assets

Have ques­tions about assets? Con­tact us.

Open A Fund

We man­age sev­er­al types of funds at the Com­mu­ni­ty Foundation.

The Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion offers Donor View, a secure online track­ing sys­tem that lets fund­hold­ers view fund activ­i­ty and rec­om­mend grants online 247 as a ser­vice to our fundholders.

Here are a few of our fund options: 

  • Donor Advised Funds can be con­sid­ered a char­i­ta­ble check­ing account. We are unique­ly posi­tioned to sup­port your gift­ing with donors advised funds, and our team is inte­grat­ed into the Jack­son Hole com­mu­ni­ty and eager to learn your giv­ing preferences. 
  • Agency Funds are funds specif­i­cal­ly for the non­prof­its here in Jack­son Hole. 
  • Memo­r­i­al Funds are funds set up in mem­o­ry of a loved one. See our cur­rent memo­r­i­al funds here.

Planned Giv­ing 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 may help fund both the Com­mu­ni­ty 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.

Ben­e­fits of a Bequest

  • Estates receive an estate tax char­i­ta­ble deduction
  • You leave a last­ing lega­cy to work you deem vital­ly important
  • You can change or revis­it a bequest at any point

Share with us your plans for a bequest gift and join our Lega­cy Society.

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.

Ben­e­fits of a Life Insur­ance Gift

  • Per­son­al assets intend­ed for your fam­i­ly or love ones are not affected
  • Estate tax deduc­tions may les­son the bur­den of tax­es on your heirs
  • Make a last­ing impact of caus­es impor­tant to you

Your IRA required dis­tri­b­u­tions may be used to ben­e­fit the Com­mu­ni­ty Foundation. 

If you are 7012 or old­er and con­sid­er­ing ways to reduce your tax­able income, an IRA char­i­ta­ble rollover could be a good strat­e­gy for you. Con­tact you IRA plan admin­is­tra­tor to make a gift from your IRA.

Ben­e­fits of an IRA Char­i­ta­ble Rollover

  • Reduce your tax­able income
  • May strat­i­fy your required min­i­mum dis­tri­b­u­tion for the year
  • Make a pos­i­tive impact on a cause import to you 

There are a range of planned giv­ing options such as life income gifts, which 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. We can facil­i­tate char­i­ta­ble remain­der trusts and char­i­ta­ble lead trusts with the objec­tive of meet­ing your phil­an­thropic goals and fam­i­ly estate plan­ning needs.

  • Nancy and Dick Collister

    Legacy Society Members

    “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.”


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.

As a mem­ber of the Lega­cy Soci­ety you will be invit­ed to spe­cial gath­er­ings and be rec­og­nized in our Annu­al Report for your gen­eros­i­ty. Planned gifts may include revo­ca­ble as well as irrev­o­ca­ble bequest and trust arrangements.