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2016-2017 Giving Spree Book now available for download! Click here!

Save the Date! The 2016 Giving Spree date has been set - Tuesday, November 15 from 4-6:30.

IRA Charitable Rollover is permanent. Learn more...

Update! The 2015 Giving Spree was an amazing success.  $251,161 was returned to non profit organizations serving Adams County residents. Watch for information about the 2016 Giving Spree.

Nov 20, 2015 For Immediate Release - STAND FOR ADAMS COUNTY. . . PASS A BUDGET NOW, Gettysburg, PA. On Monday, November 23, the PA budget impasse enters its 146th day. What that means to Adams County non-profits and school districts, indeed, non-profit organizations and school districts across PA is that since July 1, no state funding has been provided to support the operations and services they provide. In many instances the State is also holding Federal money that is typically passed through the State to non-profit organizations. Read the full Press Release

May 1, 2014 - When you shop, AmazonSmile gives. For every purchase you make on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the qualifying purchase price to Adams County Community Foundation, Inc. Search and purchase hundreds of the same products and same prices you love on Amazon, while supporting our charitable organization. Start shopping to donate.

Adams County Community Foundation announces its Grant-making support to the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust. Our professional staff will be guiding the Advisory Committee of the Trust in their 2014 Grant Rounds this season. Organizations wishing to apply for a grant from the Hoffman Trust may access the Grant Proposal Packet for the Hoffman Trust on this website in RECEIVE. Adams County Community Foundation looks forward to a dynamic relationship with Hoffman. Spread the word and “Like” us on Linked In If you approve.

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Please visit the new Adams County Dollars for Scholars website! A user-friendly way to help students in the community access more local and nation-wide scholarships.

ADAMS COUNTY YOUTH & FAMILIES FUND

In 2008, led by Nathan Hockley, a group of Adams County businesses decided to donate the proceeds of their annual fundraiser to build a fund that would support projects for youth and families in Adams County. To give to this fund or to find out more about the many different funds available, click here.

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PERMANENT IRA ROLLOVER GIFT
BY BARBARA B. ERNICO

After many years of stop gap approval of the IRA rollover, Congress has voted to make the IRA Charitable Rollover permanent! Even better newsthe President has signed the Bill and made it law. This is effective today for 2015 gifts you may want to make at year end. The IRA Rollover Gift is a means by which donors can support charitable causes. If you have an IRA and wish to make a withdrawal from it to make a charitable gift, you can now withdraw the money from your IRA and with certainty make a charitable gift without reporting the withdrawal as taxable income. These charitable gifts also can be made from your required withdrawal, also known as the RMD (Required Minimum Distribution). This can lower your annual income and taxes.
Why might you want to make a charitable gift from your IRA?

  • You might not want to make the gift from your income for daily living expenses.
  • You might not want to make a gift from your savings account.
  • You may be required to take a draw from your IRA because you have reach 70 years of age and you dont need this income to live.v
  • You want to make a charitable gift to reduce your income and pay less in taxes.
  • You want to make a special charitable gift this year but you dont want to impact your 50% annual limitation on charitable gifts.

If you would like to make a gift from your IRA, please contact your IRA Plan Administrator. They can tell you the process by which you accomplish this. If you would like to make a gift to a fund at Adams County Community Foundation or to a charity in Adams County, please contact Adams County Community Foundation for details.


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Please visit the new Adams County Dollars for Scholars website! A user-friendly way to help students in the community access more local and nation-wide scholarships.