Donor Services

The Boerne Area Community Foundation offers a range of services to help donors fulfill their philanthropic goals. We provide donors with professional grant and gift processing, as well as investment services. As a partner in philanthropy, the Boerne Area Community Foundation can help donors support their favorite programs and organizations, identify and evaluate new giving opportunities, and research current issues facing our communities. Many donors choose to give through the Foundation because of the advantages a community foundation offers.

Flexibility

The Foundation can manage virtually any type of gift for any charitable purpose.

Personalized Service

The Foundation is experienced in working with donors to design grant making tailored to their values and interests.

Simplicity

Through the Boerne Area Community Foundation, donors can achieve the satisfaction of creating their own philanthropic fund while avoiding complex administrative burdens. Most funds can be established through a simple one-page governing document. Once a fund is established there is no separate tax return to file, no federal investment requirements and no maximum distribution requirements. All grant paperwork, auditing, accounting and government reporting are handled for you by the Boerne Area Community Foundation.

Foundation Within a Foundation

Affiliation with the Foundation offers the advantages of a private foundation without the attendant expense and time commitment. We relieve donors of the complications of administering their own foundations by assuming full responsibility for the efficient, prudent management of each fund entrusted to our care.

Recognition or Anonymity

Funds may be established in the name of the donor, the donor's family, a friend, a business, a charitable purpose, or in the name of another organization, creating a permanent legacy that will be remembered for generations. All grants are made in the name of the fund as a lasting symbol of a donor's caring. Conversely, if the donor desires anonymity, the Foundation will carefully protect the donor's identity.

Community Impact

The Boerne area and Kendall County are served by many charitable agencies. The Boerne Area Community Foundation is experienced in investigating needs, designing solutions and targeting dollars for the greatest impact.

Tax Benefits

As a public charity, a community foundation offers the highest level of tax deductions for income and estate tax purposes. Gifts of appreciated stock are deductible at full, fair-market value and receive 100% avoidance of capital gains tax.

Geographic Flexibility

The primary focus of the Boerne Area Community Foundation is the City of Boerne and surrounding communities primarily in Kendall County, where the Foundation has particular expertise in assessing community needs. However, donors may recommend that grants from a fund they have established go to nonprofit organizations in any community, provided that the Foundation can confirm the charitable status of the beneficiary.

Prudent Investment and Careful Stewardship

Under the authority of the Board of Directors, responsibility for Investment policy and manager selection rests with the Foundation's Investment Committee.