PO Box 207 • Oskaloosa, IA 52577 • 641.780.7719 • Copyright 2017 • Mahaska County Community Foundation • All rights reserved.

​​​Mahaska County Community Foundation

Helping donors do good work forever!

Building a firm foundation for the future

Foundation members will be glad to discuss proposed gifts with you. Additionally, review the questions and answers below; links with helpful information are included.

Those gifts that cannot readily be converted to the financial benefit of charity or that carry unusual potential

liability may not be accepted. 

Commonly asked questions:

  • Are donations tax deductible? Yes. Your attorney or tax advisor can help you there. The Foundation can also refer you to a qualified advisor. Proper handling can yield maximum tax benefits.
  • Who manages the Foundation? The Board members, a group of area citizens volunteering to serve without pay.
  • Should I give to MCCF or one of its funds? Review this "Deciding to Give" worksheet.
  • How does the Foundation account to is donors? Through an annual report showing a balance sheet and disbursement of proceeds for the past 12 months.
  • What assets an I give? Review"Charitable Options" to help answer this question.
  • Why would I want to give to the foundation?
    1. The community where a man has lived and prospered has a claim on a reasonable part of his substance. Without sound community life, there can be little real wealth for anyone.
    2. A gift produces perpetual benefits long after the giver is gone. 
    3. A gift shows concern and responsibility. Money carelessly given can become wasted. But a gift to the Foundation works with no time limit in sight.
    4. A gift unites people. There are now distinctions based on the amount of the gift. All are united by a common bond of generosity and concern.
    5. A gift will yield benefits for the child of tomorrow.
    6. A memorial fund given by a person or group can be designated to a particular objective.