How To Give

By giving to The Imperial Valley Community Foundation's funds today, you help improve the quality of life in the Imperial Valley. Whatever your interests or passions are, be it the environment, education, civil society, science and technology, arts and culture, or the well-being of the animals and people living in our region, The Imperial Valley Community Foundation is dedicated to strengthening all of our communities, now and for generations to come.

Donor Advised Funds
Donor Advised Funds provide you with a simple, rewarding, and highly personal approach to giving. They offer a low-cost, low-maintenance alternative to a private foundation. Opening a Donor Advised Fund allows you to make a gift, receive an immediate charitable deduction and remain actively involved in making grants from your fund.

Supporting charity through your estate plan
The Imperial Valley Community Foundation can work with you and your attorney to reduce your taxable estate through a charitable bequest or other planned gift. With the Foundation’s prudent stewardship, your gift will create a legacy of caring in the community that stays true to your charitable intent forever.

Establishing an endowment
Creating an Endowed Fund at the Imperial Valley Community Foundation will help you leave a permanent and personal legacy. You can name your fund, tell how you want the earnings to be distributed and be sure that your gift will be invested wisely to benefit the Imperial Valley for years to come.

Selling a highly appreciated property
Through an outright gift of real estate, a bequest or charitable remainder trust, the Imperial Valley Community Foundation can assist you to: benefit multiple charities with one gift, avoid capital gains tax, or diversify an asset and establish an income stream.

Learning more about non-profit organizations and your community
Imperial Valley Community Foundation’s board and staff know the Imperial Valley and understand local needs. Working closely with our staff, we’ll help you assess local organizations, understand community need and make a difference in the areas you care about.