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Year-End Giving 2023

Posted on November 02, 2023

Important Dates and Deadlines for 2023 Year-End Giving 

Grant Recommendations: If you already have a charitable fund with Stark Community Foundation and want to guarantee your favorite organizations receive your generous support in 2023, be sure to submit your grant recommendations by December 22 through the Donor Portal at or email 

Stock: Gifts of appreciated securities must be received into Stark Community Foundation's account before the close of business on December 29. Notify Bridgette Neisel at or 330-454-7992 to ensure a smooth transfer of these gifts. 

Check: Checks sent through the U.S. Postal Service must be postmarked on or before December 29. Checks sent by FedEx or UPS must be physically received at our office on or before December 29.

Credit / Debit Card: Make a gift online at with your credit or debit card to an existing fund or new fund. Online gifts must be received by December 31 at 11:59 p.m. to receive a tax benefit.


With the end of 2023 fast approaching, here are 5 ways to make a meaningful impact with your year-end giving. 


Donating stock instead of cash to Stark Community Foundation can be a tax-smart move. When you donate stock or other appreciated securities you have owned for longer than a year, you are exempt from paying capital gains tax. Plus, you may be able to receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the donation up to the amount allowed by the IRS. 


Open a Donor Advised Fund at Stark Community Foundation and receive an immediate tax deduction and have the flexibility to give back to nonprofits when the time is right for you. Your fund also will grow tax-free through wise investing, allowing you to give more as your fund grows. Donor Advised Funds are easy to create, tax-deductible and have no start-up costs. 


Make a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA directly to Stark Community Foundation tax-free. While RMDs can't support Donor Advised Funds or Supporting Foundations, this may be an opportune time to support your favorite charities or areas of interest with a rollover to one of the Foundation's five other types of funds. 


A popular giving strategy national and local experts recommend is charitable bunching, which is essentially bunching multiple years’ worth of donations into one calendar year to receive maximum tax benefits. 


A meaningful way to show you care is to honor a family member or close friend by supporting a cause they hold close to their heart, such as education, the arts, mental health or the environment. 

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