Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

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Since 1991, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County has been connecting people who care with causes that matter. Through our grant-making and initiative work, we're making our community a better place for all of us—now, and long into the future.

Rose Meissner, president of the Community Foundation

Community Foundation Offers New Donor-Advised Pass-Through Funds


The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County now offers a new fund option that can help maximize your tax benefits.

In December 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Among its many changes to U.S. tax law, the TCJA nearly doubled the standard deduction amount. For 2018, the standard deduction is $12,000 for individual taxpayers and $24,000 for married couples filing jointly. It’s likely that this change will significantly reduce the number of taxpayers who itemize their deductions.

To help donors maximize the benefit of the higher standard deduction and continue to save taxes on charitable contributions, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County is launching a new Donor-Advised Pass-Through Fund option.  Read more to find out how these funds can help you...

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