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The Springfield Area Foundation, through encouragement of philanthropic giving, provides an opportunity to leave a legacy in support of the future of Springfield and its people, thereby enhancing the quality of life for our community.
If individuals can have savings accounts, why not communities?
They can. They're called endowments.
Like a savings account, an endowment is a fund that generates income. Endowments typically consists of stocks, bonds, certificates of deposit, or other investments that pay dividends or interest.
The people of the Springfield area benefit. The Foundation supports funding of activities that promote cultural, educational, civic, wellness, spiritual, and environmental programs in our area. All qualified institutions and organizations are eligible to make application and receive grants.
CONTINUITY - Gifts can continue to provide community support over a period of years.
The Springfield Area Foundation was established in 2002 by a group of citizens interested in creating a permanent vehicle that would serve the evolving needs of the Springfield area over time.
You can help by contributing in any number of ways to the Springfield Area Foundation.
Outright donations which may include: Cash, Real Estate, Securities, Personal Property.
Deferred gifts which may include: Bequests, Life Insurance, Trusts with charitable provisions.
Honor/Memorial Gifts which may include: A Memorial in honor of a friends or loved one who has died. A gift to honor a living person. A gift to commemorate a special occasion.
BUILT BY DONORS, the Springfield Area Foundation helps people, organizations and businesses that want to improve our community now and in the future.
DONORS give to the Springfield area through the Springfield Area Foundation.
THE FOUNDATION gives people the opportunity to leave a legacy. The "gift" is never spent. Only the earnings from your investment are used to benefit and enhance the quality of life in our community.
THE FOUNDATION provides the means to build a substantial amount of money from contributions both large and small. The earnings from these funds are used to meet the changing needs of the community.
The Springfield Area Foundation offers an excellent opportunity for any person, of modest or ample means, to make lasting contributions to the Springfield area. You can help the community and also receive tax benefits. You can make a gift right now, or plan for a future gift through your will, a life insurance policy, or other means.
The Springfield Area Foundation is governed by an Advisory Committee who serve without compensation. The Foundation charter specifies their responsibilities:
The Springfield Area Foundation of Minnesota Foundation qualifies as a public charity under federal tax laws and all gifts are tax deductible under the Internal Revenue code.
Members of the Advisory Committee are available to speak with individuals, groups and organizations about the work of the fund.