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Why Invest


Donating to the SDCF offers many benefits to donors and the following are only a few.

Enduring Significance

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Impact.  Anyone, regardless of wealth or position, can make a difference in the future of South Dakota by donating to the SDCF.

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Perpetuity.  Donors' charitable wishes will be carried out in present and future generations.

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Recognition.  Unless donors choose to be anonymous, their names will be honored forever.

Convenient Giving

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Trust.  Gifts will be administered by the SDCF in accordance with donor wishes.

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Flexibility.  Contributions can be made anytime and to any charitable cause.

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Experience.  Rely on the expertise and commitment of the SDCF's professional staff.

Substantial Benefits

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Effectiveness.  Pooling gifts with other funds at the SDCF provides a better investment rate of return.

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Simplicity.  After establishing a fund, there is no separate tax return to file.  All grant paperwork, auditing and government reporting is handled by the SDCF.

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Tax Advantage.  Donors receive the maximum tax benefit from a gift to the SDCF.  IRS code favors community foundations over private foundations.