You will be kept informed on any authorized communication between the
client and the STW Development Foundation.
The STW Development Foundation can help individuals target their dollars
toward projects that will meet the community's most pressing needs and
Client and/or professional Advisor consultations are kept totally
There is no cost for consultation to either you or your client for
assessing the services of the STW Development Foundation. We
strive to help regardless of the benefit to the Foundation. As a
public charity, we are committed to building community capital in any
The STW Development Foundation is structured to make powerful charitable
giving easy, flexible, and effective for clients and their advisors.
Through the STW Development Foundation an individual, family, company
foundation, or charitable organization can create a fund that carries
out well-defined interests and wishes.
Gifts in Perpetuity
placing permanent gifts with the STW Development Foundation, your client
has the opportunity to give a gift that keep on giving - - one that
creates a legacy of how they want to be known in the community now and
Give Where You Live
As an Advisor you help keep the charitable living assets here in our
region where your clients live and work.
Because the STW Development Foundation is structured to benefit all
charitable entities, you will not be placed in the position of favoring
one particular charity as you make recommendations to clients. The
STW Development Foundation is not in competition with other non-profits.
If the original purpose of the fund becomes obsolete, the STW
Development Foundation's Board has the legal authority to redirect the
fund to the most closely-related use without a lengthy and costly court
proceeding. The incorporation of the variance power is a
distinguishing characteristic of a community foundation - - it gives
donors the assurance that their original intent will be fulfilled
despite altered circumstances.
The STW Development Foundation can offer your client's anonymity or
recognition in perpetuity with as much or as little involvement in the
granting process as they would like.
The STW Development Foundation is a referral source. If we don't
immediately know the answer to your client's situation, we will research
the information or refer you to someone who does.
An active Board of local community leaders manages the STW Development
Foundation. They oversee its administration and grantmaking, and
are directly responsible to donors and the community.
The STW Development Foundation guarantees sound and flexible
administration. Our volunteer Board sets policy and approves all
All your clients charitable needs can be handled through one vehicle.
Donors can establish their own unique philanthropic fund while avoiding
complications of a private foundation.
The STW Development Foundation offers better tax incentives than either
private foundations or other non-profit organizations while
accomplishing the same goals.
Donors may give cash, stock, closely held securities, real estate, or
personal property and receive maximum tax benefits.