How to Donate
Give Back to Belvedere – Support Our Work
Please consider making a donation or leaving a legacy to support our mission of sustaining Belvedere’s quality of life and inspiring generosity and volunteerism. There are several ways to give.
1. Make an online contribution:
For your convenience, you may donate securely using the button below.
2. Make your check payable to Belvedere Community Foundation and mail to:
Belvedere Community Foundation
PO Box 484
Belvedere, CA 94920
3. Make a donation of securities or effect a wire transfer:
Ask your broker to transfer your cash donation or a gift of shares via electronic transfer to Belvedere Community Foundation. The capital gain on appreciated shares gifted rather than sold may not be subject to the capital gains tax; ask your advisor if that applies to your situation. Please email the BCF Treasurer (subject “Donations”) to request account and routing information.
4. Make a Qualified Charitable Donation from your IRA:
If you’re 70-1/2 or older, you can donate up to $100,000 per tax year directly from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to charities like Belvedere Community Foundation. Qualified Charitable Distributions, otherwise known as IRA charitable rollovers or IRA gifts, may be excluded from your taxable income and qualify towards your required minimum distribution (RMD). Ask your investment advisor for more information about this option for giving. If you’d like to make an IRA gift, your financial institution should make the check out to “Belvedere Community Foundation” and identify you as the donor by name and address. The check should be mailed to BCF at PO Box 484, Belvedere, CA 94920.
5. Make a Donation Through Your Donor-Advised Fund:
Donating to Belvedere Community Foundation through a donor-advised fund may provide you certain tax benefits. If you don’t already have such fund set up, you may want to talk to your financial advisor about whether a donor-advised fund makes sense for you.
6. Leave a lasting legacy to the community you love.
You may wish to remember BCF in your estate planning. There are many ways to create a legacy; you may leave specific securities, bonds, mutual funds, or real estate, or you may choose to designate a specific amount of money or a percentage of your estate to go to BCF. It is also possible to leave a residual or contingent gift. You will want to discuss all options with your legal advisor as how to include BCF in your last will and testament. And if you should decide to remember BCF in your estate plan, please let us know! Contact us here (subject “Donations”)
Note: Gifts of real estate or other tangible property will need prior Board approval.
The Belvedere Community Foundation encourages gifts to fund its operations, make grants to further its mission, and fund significant identified community investments. In the case of gifts given for a specific purpose, the BCF will use all reasonable efforts to apply gifts to such purpose. However, absent a specific written agreement, the BCF may repurpose such gifts if the intended purpose becomes impractical as determined by the BCF Board of Directors.
BCF is a non-profit organization [501C(3)]. Donors may use the BCF receipt as a record of a contribution to the BCF for purposes of taking a charitable contribution deduction pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code. BCF does not guarantee that a donation will result in a valid charitable contribution deduction. Donors are urged to consult their own tax and legal advisors to ensure a charitable contribution deduction is allowable under the internal Revenue Code or any rule or regulation issued thereunder.
If you have any questions about donations please contact us.