FSC gratefully accepts donations from individuals and foundations. We accept gifts of stock, planned gifts, estate bequests and other forms of non-cash assets. Donations are used to fund FSC's general grant making. The types of programs and organizations funded by FSC include, but not limited to, grants for community and constituency organizing; environmental justice; gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered issues; health care; anti-racism; women; disability rights; workers; and youth.
Every Gift Counts!
Ways to Give Back
There are several ways in which you can support the Fund for Southern Communities. Each gift makes a difference and we invite you to make a donation today!
CASH/CHECK/CHARGE: Make a gift of any amount, every dollar counts!
APPLY FOR OUR CUSTOMIZED CAPITAL ONE CREDIT CARD: Donate through your everyday spending. FSC will receive $50 with your first purchase, 2% of gas and grocery purchases, up to 10% with select merchants and 1% of all other purchases.
STOCKS, BONDS or PROPERTY: Avoid capital gains taxes by donating appreciated stock(s).
PLEDGE OVER TIME: For your convenience, FSC offers monthly or quarterly pledge reminders.
WORKPLACE GIVING: GA employees may be eligible for payroll deductions for charitable contributions through GA Shares (www.georgiashares.org)!
EMPLOYEE GIFT MATCHING: Many employers offer matching contributions - inquire with your employer.
BEQUESTS *: When considering your planned giving, please remember the Fund for Southern Communities.
LIFE: Please consider the Fund for Southern Communities a (sole or partial) beneficiary.
CREATE A TRUST: Talk to your financial advisor about the different ways to lessen your or your heirs’ tax liabilities by creating a special trust fund.
HONOR SOMEONE WITH A DONATION: Make a contribution in honor, tribute or in memory of someone special to you.
TARGETED DONATIONS: FSC has several focused funds for which you can earmark your gift. Contact our office to learn more!
SPONSOR A FUNDRAISER: Introduce your family, friends and colleagues to the Fund. We'll help you host a great Soiree!
DONOR ADVISED ACCOUNTS: Make recommendations for grant awards to organizations of your choice.
IN-KIND SERVICES: Host an event, emcee a program, facilitate a workshop, provide a service. All gifts are invaluable.
VOLUNTEER: Contributions of your time and skills are greatly appreciated.
SPREAD THE WORD: Encourage someone from your personal network to make a donation or apply for funding.
* Planned gifts provide the resources that preserve our future. “Planned giving” is a term used in the nonprofit world that refers to a donor making a gift from their accumulated assets. This type of giving is often written into a donor’s will and includes many different options, such as cash bequests, gifts of life insurance or retirement policies, real estate or other assets. Planned gifts can provide extraordinary opportunities for the Fund while helping you to save taxes, increase your income and pass more on to your heirs. If you would like to learn more about the Fund’s planned giving campaign and how you can participate, please call our office at 404-371-8404.