Investing in Owen County

CHOOSE THE ASSET TO GIVE
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Types of Gifts

Give the way that works for you!

We strive to make giving easy, so you can focus on making an impact. To that end, we accept a wide variety of gifts, from online credit cards to complex assets. We are a 501(c)(3), so all gifts to the Owen County Community Foundation are eligible for the full charitable deduction. Our EIN number is 35-1934464 

Donate Online

Support any number of funds online today using our secure donation portal.  A contribution to one of OCCF's endowed funds funds can be designated as a tribute to recognize friends or family on any special occasion. It is another way to make a lasting impact within the community you love. 

Donate by Check

Cash is a simple and easy way to make a gift. Checks should be made payable to Owen County Community Foundation. If the gift is for a specific fund, please write the fund name on the memo line or accompanying documentation. 

Please mail checks to: 

Owen County Community Foundation
P.O. Box 503

Spencer, IN 47460 

Donate Stocks & Bonds

Gifts of securities that are highly appreciated may be gifted to enable the donor to deduct the full fair market value as a charitable contribution, thus avoiding capital gains tax on the appreciation.

Donate Life Insurance

Life insurance policies can be used to create a major gift at relatively low cost to the donor. If the Community Foundation is named as the owner or as a beneficiary of a new or existing policy, the donor may receive a tax deduction. Additional premiums paid through the Foundation also may be tax deductible, and proceeds pass to charity, free of estate tax.

Donate Retirement Assets

Donating retirement assets such as a gift from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan is often the best tax smart asset to leave to charity because they are so heavily taxed when left to heirs.  And if you are 72 years of age, you may benefit from giving your required retirement fund distribution directly to charity to reduce your taxes now. 

Donate Real Estate

Donating appreciated, mortgage-free real estate, such as a home, undeveloped land, farmland, or commercial property can make a great gift. We specialize in donations of complex assets, including real and personal property, privately held securities and business interest, cryptocurrency, and others. 

Donate through your Will or Bequest

Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch, or commercial property can make a great gift. We specialize in donations of complex assets, including real and personal property, privately held securities and business interest, cryptocurrency, and others. 

Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Qualified Charitable Distribution

A donor age 70 and a half or older may transfer up to $100,000 annually from his/her individual retirement account (IRA) to make a qualified charitable distribution to our Foundation. The amount transferred does not generate a charitable income tax deduction, but it does count toward the annual minimum required distribution amount and no taxes are owed. A donor may establish a Designated Fund, Scholarship Fund or Field of Interest Fund with a qualified charitable distribution. 

Gifts of Grain

Your OCCF is excited to announce a new giving option at our Foundation - Gifts of Grain. At your OCCF, we have the ability to accept agricultural products is one of the ways that we are able to help donors use a non-cash asset to build a charitable legacy. The process is simple to implement, provided that the appropriate guidelines and steps are taken.

Connect with us!

Do you have questions about the many options for making a gift? Our staff is ready to help you find the best option for your charitable giving. 

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Janet Rummel
President & CEO

ceo@owencountycf.org

(812) 829-1725

(765) 481-8798

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Karah Bobeck
Director of Development 
& Communications

karah@owencountycf.org

(812) 829-1725

(812) 821-5705