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How to give

Fresno Regional Foundation offers many ways to give. Our flexible giving options can be customized to fit your unique financial and charitable interests. You can give now, or include a gift as part of your estate planning. We are here to help. We can work with you and your lawyer or financial advisor to help you choose the giving strategy that is right for you. Contact us to discuss your giving options.

Giving now

  • You can give many different kinds of charitable assets as an outright gift to the Foundation.
  • For appreciated stock or qualified retirement assets, a direct transfer will deliver maximum tax advantage.

Planned giving

You can accomplish a range of financial and charitable goals with planned gifts.

  • Bequest by will. After assuring that their loved ones have been cared for, many donors choose to leave their charitable assets upon their deaths.
  • Charitable trust. We can help you provide for family and charity by setting up a charitable trust.
  • Beneficiary designation. For qualified retirement plans and life insurance policies, you can designate the Foundation as the beneficiary.
  • Charitable gift annuity. You can arrange a generous gift to the community, while providing lifetime income for you or another beneficiary.

Private foundation alternatives

Fresno Regional Foundation donor advised funds and supporting organizations offer easy, affordable, lasting alternatives to private foundations.

Ready to get started?

You can give to any of our existing funds, or, with a gift of $10,000 or more, you can establish your own fund. We can help you choose a giving strategy that is right for you.

Neighborhood Market Program

Volunteers help supervise the children as clients visit the Community Food Bank’s Neighborhood Market program. This food distribution program delivers fresh produce and other healthy staples to destitute areas of Fresno, Madera and Kings Counties. Since its launch in March 2008, the program has distributed more than 1 million pounds of food in more than 30 locations. Thank you to the Fresno Regional Foundation for awarding a $10,000 human services grant to support this important work!

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