Dedicated to serving: Those who Give Those who Receive
"To help make our County a better place in which to live."
Giving gifts to the Foundation
A great opportunity to help keep your Communities viable and enhance the lives of county residents and your gift may be tax deductible!
Numerous grants and scholarships are awarded each year based on the money available. Grant applicants must meet guidelines established by the Foundation.
Six General Scholarships will be awarded to Fillmore County seniors. Applications due each April 15th.
Fillmore County Foundation is dedicated to the future, honoring the pioneer spirit,
by encouraging donations for social, cultural and educational progress in Fillmore County.
It is a non-profit corporation Incorporated June 27, 1983, and a qualified 501(c)3 charitable
We are a Public Trust, an organization structured to receive gifts of any size from many donors to be used at a later time for grants to qualified charities that will best meet the needs of the county.
The Foundation Board Meets twice each year on the first Tuesdays in March and September. Special Meetings will be announced.
Board of Directors & Committees
We are a non-profit corporation incorporated June 27, 1983, qualified 501(c)3 charitable organization.
Because Fillmore County Foundation is recognized as a "public charity" donors may deduct up to 50% of their gross income from gifts made in cash, and up to 30% for gifts of appreciated property. Where the full amount of the gift cannot be utilized as a deduction the year the gift is made it may be carried forward for up to five additional years.
Can a gift be designated to serve other charities?
A donor making a gift to Fillmore County Foundation may designate a specific interest area where they desire their money to be used, as allowed by law.
How can a gift be established that will benefit the donor or members of his family as a living gift?
By establishing a "remainder trust" within the Foundation. The donor receives an income tax deduction the year the trust is extablished; he or she receives income from the trust during his or her and their spouses' lifetimes; any capital gains and estate taxes on appreciated property are avoided and the donor has the perogative of naming other non-profit organizations and institutions to receive a portion of the remainder upon his or her death and the death of the donor's spouse.
How should an interested donor proceed to establish a gift agreement for Fillmore County Foundation?
Visit with his or her personal attorney, life insurance representative, accountant or contact the Geneva State Bank Trust Department (402)759-3114, or any bank in Fillmore County.