Ways to Give

Give to a Fund

Your donation is an investment in our county, enabling us to serve as a leader in addressing pressing community issues, such as improving the county’s emergency food system and launching a public health department, while also supporting our core operating budget, our programs, and our grantmaking.

Start a Fund

Setting up a fund is a great way to give back to the community and fulfill your current and long-term charitable goals.

Planned Giving

The foundation has several planned giving options for you to choose from. You can leave a legacy that benefits Delaware County for years to come by including the foundation in your will or arranging another type of gift as part of your philanthropy planning. Foundation staff can consult with you / your professional advisor about the options that best fit your goals and offer the maximum benefits.

What You Can Donate

The simplest asset to give is cash. Whether you decide to start a fund or contribute to an already existing one, your gift is tax-deductible. You can donate online with a credit card or send a check to The Foundation for Delaware County, 200 East State Street, Suite 304, Media PA 19063. Please indicate in the note section if you wish to designate a specific fund.

Appreciated Stock

Donating appreciated securities can be highly advantageous. First, your contribution allows you to avoid the capital gains tax on the sale of the stock. Also, within limits related to your income, the fair market value of the stock is deductible. Your tax consultant can advise you on the specific impact on your taxes. Make a transfer of stock using the foundation’s DTC #0141. Please be sure to notify us if you are making a transfer by contacting Monika Collins or Kim Grochowski so that we are aware that the transfer is being made.

Other Ways to Give

The Foundation for Delaware County offers a number of additional donation options:

We Can Work With You

No matter what your role is in our community, we can make your philanthropy more efficient and rewarding. As an individual, nonprofit organization, private foundation, or business, our staff is eager to help you fulfill your charitable vision and make lives better in Delaware County. For more information read our giving FAQ, download our Guide to Giving or contact us.