Ways to Give

Phil­an­thropy is unique­ly per­son­al. It reflects your aspi­ra­tions and val­ues. It express­es your human­i­ty and your empa­thy. It’s good for your health, your heart, and your soul.

But how can you be cer­tain you’ll make the most impact with your con­tri­bu­tions? At the Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion we can help you make your char­i­ta­ble giv­ing pur­pose­ful and effec­tive. Our expe­ri­enced staff pro­vides insight into com­mu­ni­ty needs and pru­dent due dili­gence. Whether you’re mak­ing an annu­al gift or cre­at­ing an endow­ment, we offer flex­i­ble giv­ing options, pro­fes­sion­al invest­ment man­age­ment and sim­pli­fied admin­is­tra­tion. The ben­e­fits are great. The rewards are priceless.

The Giv­ing Process

We make it easy to make your gen­eros­i­ty count.
Let’s get started!

  1. Define Your Char­i­ta­ble Objec­tives
    Iden­ti­fy where and how you want to make a dif­fer­ence. Decide how involved you (and fam­i­ly mem­bers or advi­sors) want to be both finan­cial­ly and in terms of participation.
  2. Deter­mine Your Finan­cial Objec­tives
    Are you look­ing for any tax or estate plan­ning ben­e­fits? If so, we can help you with infor­ma­tion about the advan­tages of dif­fer­ent types of gifts so that you can fit your phil­an­thropy into your finan­cial plans for opti­mal effect.
  3. Cre­ate or Con­tribute to a Fund
    Once you’ve come up with answers for Steps 1 and 2, we will work with you to cre­ate a fund that meets your objec­tives. Or, if there is an exist­ing fund that meets your needs, your con­tri­bu­tions will not require a new fund agreement.

How May We Help?

Our team of pro­fes­sion­als offers local insight and exper­tise to help you make the phil­an­thropic impact you want — and build your last­ing legacy.



We are a trust­ed, knowl­edge­able team com­mit­ted to col­lab­o­rat­ing with com­mu­ni­ty part­ners to devel­op cre­ative solu­tions and pro­mote last­ing change.



Our expe­ri­enced staff offers guid­ance at every step to make the most of your phil­an­thropic dol­lars. We’re hap­py to meet with you or your finan­cial advi­sor to dis­cuss how to turn your plans into action.



Whether you want to give now or in the future — local­ly, nation­al­ly or glob­al­ly — our goal is to make your phil­an­thropic vision a real­i­ty. You’re at the wheel. You can be as hands-off or as hands-on as you like.



We hon­or when and how you want to be rec­og­nized for your con­tri­bu­tions. If you pre­fer anonymi­ty, we will pro­tect your iden­ti­ty. Your per­son­al infor­ma­tion will nev­er be dis­closed with­out permission.

Local Commitment


Our staff and board are made up of com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers and vol­un­teers liv­ing in Jack­son Hole. We are expe­ri­enced in pro­vid­ing strate­gic sup­port to non­prof­its and address­ing local issues at the sys­tems level.

Old Bills Fun Run

Old Bills

This annu­al event is a nation­al mod­el for col­lab­o­ra­tive fundrais­ing. Old Bill’s increas­es the impact of con­tri­bu­tions to par­tic­i­pat­ing local non­prof­its with match­ing gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill and our CoChal­lengers. Since 1997, Old Bill’s has inspired thou­sands to give millions.

Tax Deductions

Tax Deductions

Dona­tions you make to the Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion qual­i­fy for the max­i­mum avail­able char­i­ta­ble deduc­tion in the year the gift is made. We also offer solu­tions to help reduce your estate-tax liability.

Giv­ing Options

We accept cash dona­tions as well as a vari­ety of oth­er assets. From planned giv­ing options — to oth­er orga­ni­za­tions or our very own Lega­cy Soci­ety — to set­ting up funds, we offer a vari­ety of easy and secure giv­ing options.

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.

  • Karen Terra

    Old Bill’s Fun Run CoChallenger

    “When you talk about the uniqueness of Jackson Hole, you can’t do it without talking about Old Bill’s Fun Run and the Community Foundation.”

  • Bill Newton

    William C. and Gloria A. Newton Donor Advised Fund

    “Partnering with the Community Foundation allows me to focus on what I enjoy about giving money away – researching organizations doing important work and ensuring they have the resources to make a difference.”

  • Marshall Rose

    Advisor To The Peggy Rose Schneider Endowment Fund

    ”Since we live outside of Jackson, we rely on the knowledge of the Community Foundation’s Grants Committee to evaluate grant proposals… we capitalize on their thorough evaluation, due-diligence, measurement of project results and oversight.”


Fund Types & Structures

What­ev­er your char­i­ta­ble inter­ests, we offer sim­ple, flex­i­ble, and reward­ing ways to give — whether you are giv­ing $10,000 or $110,000.

We offer sev­en fund types to meet spe­cif­ic donor, non­prof­it, and com­mu­ni­ty phil­an­thropic needs. Each fund can be struc­tured in three dif­fer­ent ways depend­ing on the amount in the fund, its life expectan­cy, and the amount of expect­ed activity.

Hon­or friends and loved ones by giv­ing to caus­es that were near and dear to their hearts.

Invest­ment Management

Con­tri­bu­tions of all sizes to funds held at the Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion help to empow­er thought­ful phil­an­thropic invest­ment in our com­mu­ni­ty and beyond.

Get­ting Start­ed with Fund­hold­er Portal

The Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion offers Fund­hold­er Por­tal, a free and secure online track­ing sys­tem that lets fund­hold­ers view fund activ­i­ty and rec­om­mend grants online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as a ser­vice to our fundholders.

If you are not signed up to use Donor View, con­tact the Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion (307) 7391026 to obtain your con­fi­den­tial user ID and password.

First, login to Donor View to view your fund(s) infor­ma­tion. Select any of the fig­ures shown to obtain a detailed trans­ac­tion record. You can also use Donor View to rec­om­mend grants, print fund state­ments and per­form oth­er functions.

If you have a ques­tion or are hav­ing tech­ni­cal dif­fi­cul­ties, con­tact Erin Lusins, (307) 7391026. We are hap­py to help.