Ways to Give
We offer a variety of giving options, each designed to maximize your philanthropic goals in a unique way. Our giving options are flexible—tailored to your charitable interests and your financial needs. We believe that our approach combining expertise, knowledge of the local landscape, compassion, and service, fosters a true partnership that adds value and benefits donors, advisors, recipients, and the broader MetroWest community.
You can create a philanthropic legacy now with an immediate gift or do so later with a planned gift. Our professional staff has the experience and expertise to help you successfully design and implement an effective giving plan. Learn more about planned giving.
Gift Options for Donors
Foundation for MetroWest accepts a variety of immediate gifts including cash, securities, real estate, and other property. You may also give online.
- Securities (Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds)
- Appreciated Property
- Private Foundation Assets
You can donate to the Foundation for MetroWest through your private foundation, or you can set up a Donor Advised Fund to complement your private foundation. Alternatively, you can convert your foundation into a Donor Advised Fund, providing all the flexibility of a private foundation while we manage the administrative and legal responsibilities.
The following are some of the benefits you will receive by converting your private foundation into a Donor Advised Fund at the Foundation:
- Anonymity. Information about private foundations is readily available for public inspection. Use a Donor Advised Fund to give anonymously.
- Greater Tax Benefits.
- More Giving Time. Enjoy the time you save by focusing on your philanthropy and making a difference in the organizations, issues, and communities that are personally most important to you and your family.
A planned gift is a charitable vision that serves as a permanent force for good for generations to come. It may enable you to give a larger gift than you ever thought possible. There are many ways for you to plan now for a gift later.
Including the Foundation in your estate plan is an easy way for you to make a significant impact on community needs. Members of our Legacy Society can be assured that their original intent will be honored in perpetuity, keeping their name and fund protected and relevant to the issues and communities they support. You can use a variety of assets to make a planned gift and accomplish your charitable goals.