Giving > Ways to Give

Giving back to our community.

The Athens County Foundation provides you a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving. We offer a variety of giving tools to help people achieve their charitable goals. You can make a gift of cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, or other assets to your community foundation. Most charitable gifts qualify for maximum tax advantage under federal law.

Each donor has a unique giving experience, tailored to suit his or her situation and goals. Here are the basics – how you can create a fund at the Athens County Foundation. For details, contact us.

You make a gift to your community when you give to the Athens County Foundation. We set up a fund in your name, in the name of your family or business, or in honor of any person or organization you choose.


You receive tax benefits in the year your gift is made.


Based on the type of fund you establish, you may be able to stay involved in the good works your gift makes possible. You can recommend an area or organization you’d like your gift to support, or rely on the Athens County Foundation’s experienced program staff to determine and address the areas of greatest need in our community.

Our board issues grants in the name of the fund you establish (if you prefer, grants can be made anonymously).

We handle the administrative details.

Your gift can be placed into an endowment that is invested over time. Earnings from your fund are used to make grants addressing community needs. Your gift – and all future earnings from your gift – is a permanent source of community capital, helping do good work forever.

Helpful links:
Charitable Funds – great giving options
Charitable Instruments – how you can give
Charitable Assets – what you can give
Disclosure Statement
Fund Minimum and Fees

There is so much more we’d like you to know. For more information and ideas on ways to integrate your financial planning with charitable giving, ask your financial adviser or contact the Athens County Foundation.