We Link Caring Citizens to Community Needs
In today’s world, it’s easy to see that human needs are everywhere. It can be challenging to know where and how to help. If you desire to make a difference that will last beyond your lifetime, this is an invitation to take the next step. Unity Foundation of La Porte County can help you organize your giving to support the community and your favorite charities now and forever.
What is a Community Foundation?
A community foundation is an organization created by and for the people in a local area. Its core purpose is to help you help others.
We are a very long-sighted organization. We are distinguished by our mission to be in La Porte County forever and to manage donors’ charitable wishes, as well as utilize financial resources to meet La Porte County’s needs and opportunities as those needs change over time.
The beauty of our Community Foundation is in the diversity of our donor base. People of modest means stand side by side with those of great wealth to form a community philanthropic foundation that is strong and deep beyond measure. Anyone can be a philanthropist! The Community Foundation provides numerous giving options, all of which make an impact, no matter the size of gift!
Our organization provides donors with flexible, efficient, and tax effective ways to ensure their charitable giving achieves the greatest possible impact.
How does it work?
The Community Foundation is an organization designed to receive and professionally administer gifts from individuals, families, and organizations so they may create an endowment fund or grow one of our many existing endowment funds.
The Foundation then distributes a portion of each fund’s generated income as designated by the donor to meet the needs of their favorite charitable cause, nonprofit organization, or institution.
Endowment funds can provide grants for scholarships, charitable organizations, and other worthy causes and institutions. All have the purpose of enabling others to build and improve the quality of life forever.
On August 19, 2021, Unity Foundation President Maggi Spartz, Development Officer Jamie Miller, and special guest Larry Hutchison joined hosts Ric Federighi and Mari Anthony on 95.1 FM/AM 1420 WIMS Radio to discuss how Unity helps people make dreams come true through giving. Watch the video to learn more about planned giving and to hear about some of Unity’s visionary donors.
Reasons to Give
Did you know that by giving only 5% of your estate through Unity Foundation of La Porte County, you can transform our community in immeasurable ways?
We provide personalized and completely confidential service tailored to each individual’s charitable and financial interests.
We accept a wide variety of assets and can facilitate many ways of giving. We can partner with your professional advisers to create highly effective approaches to charitable giving.
We offer maximum tax advantages under federal law for most gifts, which may include:
- Income tax savings
- Avoidance of additional tax owed by survivors
- Estate and gift tax savings
- Increased lifetime income
We multiply the impact of gift dollars by pooling them with other gifts: we are responsible stewards. Endowed investments are guided by professional financial advisers.
We build endowment funds that benefit the community forever and help you create your personal legacy.