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In 2015, a group of citizens established The Community Foundation For Greater Rome to encourage thoughtful philanthropy in Rome and Floyd County. The Foundation provides a flexible and cost effective vehicle for donors to support the causes they care most about while making an impact on the entire community.

Why invest with us?

Establishing a fund at The Community Foundation For Greater Rome allows individuals and families to customise their charitable funds without the burden of tax liabilities and administrative tasks associated with setting up a private foundation. We provide an unwavering commitment to honoring the wishes of each donor.

A catalyst for change

Across the United States and the world, Community Foundations are a catalyzing force that creates a better future for all by addressing the community’s most critical or persistent challenges, inclusively uniting people, institutions and resources, and producing significant, widely shared and lasting results.

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FOUNDATION FACTS

The Community Foundation For Greater Rome was founded in 2015

Mission

To improve the quality of life for every person in Rome and Floyd County, now and forever, and to build a culture of giving.

Types of Funds

Community Impact Fund (unrestricted grants)
&
Donor Advised Funds

Financial Goals

We plan to raise $5,000,000 of unrestricted endowment and $5,000,000 of Donor Advised Funds within five years.

Tax-Exemption

The Community For Greater Rome received official 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status on September 10, 2015.

Community Focus

Donors who contribute to the Foundation know their money will be used to meet the most pressing community needs.

Expertise

We are one of more than 700 community foundations across the country and around the world, and the 21st in Georgia.

CONTACT US TODAY

The Community Foundation for Greater Rome's staff is always available to assist you in accomplishing your philanthropic goals. Don't hesitate to contact us today.

Phone

706.728.3453

Cell

706.237.1491

Address

#113, 3 Central Plaza,
Rome, Georgia 30161

E-mail

aellington@cffgr.org

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS?

Community Foundations, such as The Community Foundation For Greater Rome, are tax-exempt public organizations serving people who share a common interest — improving the quality of life in their area. Community Foundations are overseen by a volunteer board of leading citizens and professional staff with expertise in identifying community needs. Community Foundations bring together the financial resources of individuals, families and businesses that create charitable funds at the Community Foundation, which the Community Foundation invests and administers to nonprofits through grantmaking and other charitable distributions.

Community Foundations are a resource to donors and their professional advisors in the community in a variety of ways. First, Community Foundations act as a flexible vehicle for a variety of gifts and offer the maximum tax advantages for those gifts. Donors may use their gifts to contribute to the Foundation’s unrestricted funds, knowing their money will be available in perpetuity to meet the most pressing community needs, or may choose to set up Donor Advised Funds. Second, Community Foundations are a center of expertise on both philanthropy and nonprofit groups working to improve the quality of life in their geographic area. Community Foundations act as a staff for donors and their families, helping to educate them, strategize with them, and facilitate family giving for maximum results.

WHY INVEST IN A COMMUNITY FOUNDATION?

Community Foundations go beyond making grants that advance charitable activities. They identify current and emerging issues, channel resources to address community needs and help their communities prepare for the future.

By establishing a fund at The Community Foundation For Greater Rome, you can create a permanent gift that will produce income and enable you to give grants in perpetuity. This way you can be assured that your favorite charity will continue to get your annual support. You can set up a fund within your lifetime or by creating a bequest to The Community Foundation For Greater Rome in your estate plans.

WHY CHOOSE THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR GREATER ROME?

In 2015, a group of citizens established The Community Foundation For Greater Rome to encourage thoughtful philanthropy in Rome and Floyd County. The Community Foundation For Greater Rome provides a flexible and cost effective vehicle for donors to support the causes they care most about while making an impact on the entire community.

The Community Foundation For Greater Rome allows individuals and families to establish customized charitable funds without the burden of tax liabilities and administrative tasks associated with setting up a private foundation. Top professional firms manage investments to maximize longterm performance. Our Board of Directors provides a keen oversight and an unwavering commitment to honoring the wishes of each donor.

We make giving rewarding and convenient by offering you choices — and priorities.
Once you’ve established a fund, we handle the administration — saving you time and energy. As we work to support your giving, we listen and respond to your interests — consulting, researching and tracking the results of your contributions.

WHAT FUND TYPES ARE OFFERED?

DONOR ADVISED FUND

Allows donors to actively participate in the grant-making process. Donors may recommend disbursements to specific charities at any time and decide the general purpose of their fund, such as the environment, arts, health or education. Then The Foundation will identify projects that serve your fund's purpose.

COMMUNITY IMPACT FUND

Choose The Foundation to identify community needs and opportunities, and then distribute grants where they are most needed.

ARE CONTRIBUTIONS TAX-EXEMPT?

The Community For Greater Rome received official 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status on September 10, 2015.