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Ideas for Giving Documents

A Lasting Legacy - Brochure A Lasting Legacy - Brochure (648 KB)

Custom Solutions for Giving Custom Solutions for Giving (3209 KB)

Deciding to Give - Guide to Personal Philanthropy Deciding to Give - Guide to Personal Philanthropy (1606 KB)

Donor Advised Funds - General Donor Advised Funds - General (3177 KB)

Donor Advised Funds for Companies Donor Advised Funds for Companies (1722 KB)

Donor Advised Funds for Families Donor Advised Funds for Families (3165 KB)




Tools for Giving Documents

Appreciated Stock Appreciated Stock (1194 KB)

Bequest by Will Bequest by Will (1290 KB)

Charitable Funds Charitable Funds (1735 KB)

Charitable Instruments - A Variety of Giving Methods Charitable Instruments - A Variety of Giving Methods (1143 KB)

Charitable Lead Trusts Charitable Lead Trusts (2028 KB)

Charitable Remainder Trusts Charitable Remainder Trusts (1496 KB)

Comparing Four Approaches to Giving Comparing Four Approaches to Giving (441 KB)

Designated Funds - Endowing Nonprofit Organizations Designated Funds - Endowing Nonprofit Organizations (8949 KB)

Designated Funds - Helping Local Organizations Designated Funds - Helping Local Organizations (1352 KB)

Donor Advised Funds - A Personal Approach Donor Advised Funds - A Personal Approach (1261 KB)

Donor Advised Funds - Families Donor Advised Funds - Families (827 KB)

Endowment - A Legacy of GIving Endowment - A Legacy of GIving (1272 KB)

Field of Interest Funds Field of Interest Funds (1299 KB)

Gift Annuities Gift Annuities (1145 KB)

Guide for Donor Advised Fund Holders Guide for Donor Advised Fund Holders (4987 KB)

Life Insurance - Community as Your Beneficiary Life Insurance - Community as Your Beneficiary (1268 KB)

Philanthropy Profile - Your Gift, Your Legacy Philanthropy Profile - Your Gift, Your Legacy (839 KB)

Real Estate - A Charitable Gift Unearthed Real Estate - A Charitable Gift Unearthed (984 KB)

Scholarship Funds - Marian Walsh Gift Scholarship Funds - Marian Walsh Gift (1169 KB)

Supporting Organization - Alternative to a Private Foundation Supporting Organization - Alternative to a Private Foundation (1635 KB)

Unrestricted Funds - Beecher Gift Unrestricted Funds - Beecher Gift (947 KB)




Professional Advisor Tools and Articles

Advisor's Perspective - David Kelly Advisor's Perspective - David Kelly (1260 KB)

Advisor's Perspective - Margaret Heiser-Fulton Advisor's Perspective - Margaret Heiser-Fulton (1248 KB)

Charitable IRA Worksheet Charitable IRA Worksheet (386 KB)

Deciding to Give - Guide to Personal Philanthropy Deciding to Give - Guide to Personal Philanthropy (1606 KB)

Fund Types for IRA Transfers Fund Types for IRA Transfers (299 KB)

Giving Advice on Charitable Giving to Clients Giving Advice on Charitable Giving to Clients (907 KB)

Listening to Charitable Opportunities from Clients Listening to Charitable Opportunities from Clients (1131 KB)

Optimizing Charitable Gifts for Clients Optimizing Charitable Gifts for Clients (699 KB)

Private Foundations - Costs and Alternatives Private Foundations - Costs and Alternatives (644 KB)

Terminating a Private Foundation Terminating a Private Foundation (778 KB)

Transferring IRA Assets Transferring IRA Assets (750 KB)

When Private Foundations Have Run Their Course When Private Foundations Have Run Their Course (791 KB)




Focus on Community Documents

Arts Build Community - An Overview of PCF's Arts Initiative Arts Build Community - An Overview of PCF's Arts Initiative (4104 KB)

Audience Development Program for the Arts Audience Development Program for the Arts (0 KB)

Developing Community Developing Community (3470 KB)

Enriching Education Enriching Education (3985 KB)

Grants Advisory Board for Youth for Placer County Grants Advisory Board for Youth for Placer County (201 KB)

Protecting Environment Protecting Environment (4919 KB)

Safeguarding Health Safeguarding Health (2795 KB)

Serving People Serving People (4715 KB)

Technical Assistance Grants Program - Independent Analysis Technical Assistance Grants Program - Independent Analysis (1271 KB)




Annual Report Documents

Annual Report 2005 Annual Report 2005 (775 KB)

Annual Report 2006 Annual Report 2006 (2316 KB)

Annual Report 2007 Annual Report 2007 (1551 KB)

Annual Report 2008 Annual Report 2008 (5851 KB)

Annual Report 2009 Annual Report 2009 (919 KB)

Annual Report 2010 Annual Report 2010 (945 KB)

Annual Report 2011 Annual Report 2011 (6773 KB)


Annual Report 2011 Annual Report 2011 (6773 KB)



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