WHY GIVE TO CRCF ?
"You Can Make a Difference"
Our grants and scholarships are given to local charities and Lee County students. We are making a difference at home. CRCF and our recipients have no paid employees, no extravagant expense accounts, telemarketing or direct mail costs. Our donations go to those in need in our local area. CRCF works directly with local charities and students, reviewing applications, financial information and operational procedures. We verify that all donations are spent wisely.
As a qualified Federal and State approved 501(c) charitable organization, your donations to CRCF are tax deductible and can lower your taxable income. Giving appreciated stock gives you a deduction for the current market value without the worry of capital gains tax. If you are 70 1/2 years of age or older, gifts from your IRA distribution will not be counted as taxable income. This can be done if you itemize or take the standard deduction.
You can choose to create a legacy gift or an endowment. You can donate on behalf of your business. You can donate to the Charitable Organizations Fund or the Scholarship Fund.
* Please consult your financial advisor about procedures specific to you.