Ways to Give

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region welcomes gifts of all sizes and many types. Donors can give securely online, in person, via mail, or over the phone. Our staff welcomes the opportunity to assist you with designing a giving plan that aligns with your charitable interests. Give us a call to discuss how you can make an impact through your charitable giving.

The Foundation follows a Gift Acceptance Policy that is available here.

Annual Donations

An annual monetary gift may be made to support either the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region in general, or specifically, to any of its more than 150 funds.


Gifts may be given in memory or in honor of individuals, as designated by the donor. Notifications are sent promptly to the honorees or close family.

Endowment Funds

A gift can be used to establish an endowment fund in the donor’s name. There are several types of funds in this category, such as Advised, Designated or Field of Interest.

In addition to monetary donations, the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region also accepts donations of property and other assets. These donations can often relieve tax burdens for those who donate, their estates or their heirs. Our professional Advisors will work with you to find the best options available for maximizing your gift’s value.

Appreciated Property

Gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and real estate can result in dual tax benefits; the full value of the assets are usually deductible, with no capital gains tax paid on the appreciation.


As you plan your legacy, consider joining our Legacy Society. Give us a call, our staff welcome the opportunity to speak with you. Bequests can be designated to build an already existing fund or establish a new fund. We are glad to work with financial advisors, attorneys, and accountants to establish bequests.

A will bequest made to the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is deductible for federal estate tax purposes and may result in additional savings on state inheritance and estate taxes.


The gift of an IRA to the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region can, upon your death, eliminate significant income-tax liabilities for the estate.

The IRA Rollover allows people age 701/2 and older to make direct transfers totaling up to $100,000 per year to qualified charities, without having to count the transfers as income for federal income tax purposes.  To learn more please look at our Frequently Asked Questions Handout.

For more information be sure to take a look at our Tools For Giving Handout and Charitable IRA Portfolio Powerpoint.

Life Insurance

A life insurance gift, through a new or existing policy offers a cost-effective way to make a significant gift to the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.

If you have any questions about making your gift of life insurance, please contact us with your questions or comments.