Helpful Information for Donors & Advisors

Why Give to Jackson County?

If you live in, or have ever been to, Jackson County, IN, you know that it is a beautiful place to live and work. The Community Foundation of Jackson County wants to keep it that way and make improvements that affect the lives of all. Through your generous donation, you can fund community improvements, educational and social grants, student scholarships for continuing education, and so much more. You can give back to a community that has given so much to its citizens, its state, and the country at large. As a charitable donor, you can be a part of building a better future for everyone here. 

How Can You Give?

The many ways you can give to our Community Fund that are not restricted to monetary gifts alone. We can also accept properties, securities, IRA retirement fund contributions, material possessions, and more. Get in touch with us to learn about the needs of our beneficiaries, and we’ll find the right way for you to give back.   

What Type of Funds Are Available?

There are so many ways to give to The Community Foundation of Jackson County. These funds include: unrestricted endowments, field of interest funds, select organization funds, scholarship funds, annuities, and many, many more. The best part about investing with us is the list of various funds can keep growing with each of our continued successes. 

Is there a List of Funds I Can Choose From?

Here at The Community Foundation of Jackson County, we keep a long (and growing longer) master list of all the charities and organizations that are available to donors. You can also contact us about a Jackson County cause or charity you don’t see, and start a fund in their name. 

Fund Statements

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Taxable Information:

One of the best parts about giving back to an organization like The Community Foundation of Jackson County is the tax benefits. Generally, when someone leaves their estate and their wealth behind when they pass on, up to 85% of it can go to the IRS through estate and income taxes. However, all donations to charity are fully tax deductible for donors and protected to the fullest extent of the law.

By consulting with lawyers, accountants and/or financial advisors, you can divert much of the asset base that would have gone to the IRS at the time of your death to philanthropic causes like ours. By taking advantage now of a number of techniques, this can be accomplished with little negative impact on heirs and with a positive impact for donors from reduced income tax during your lifetime.

For more information on ways to give, and the correct process to do so with us, please call The Community Foundation of Jackson County a call at 812-523-4483 or contact us by e-mail at

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Community Foundation of Jackson County
107 Community Drive P.O. Box 1231 Seymour, IN47274 
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