Your giving options at MCF

Your philanthropic goals are our first priority at MCF. We can put your vision into action today or make a plan for the future. The choice is yours.

We accept a broad array of assets including cash and non-cash gifts of appreciated securities, real estate, life insurance, privately held stock and interest in limited partnerships. If giving is in your future, we also accept deferred gifts such as retirement plans, 401(k) plans, life insurance and proceeds from the sale of property.

NOTE: The Mathews Community Foundation Advisory Board has two (2) funds at their disposal to help the Mathews Community. Even if you have already or decide to create a Donor Advised Fund, please consider giving to these two funds as well. They are:

The Fund for Mathews

A gift to these unrestricted funds allow the MCF Advisory Board to make needed grants in cases where an emergency has occurred and/or other situations that may arise during the year either before or after the Community Impact Grants have been distributed.  All donations to this und are tax deductible.

The Mathews Endowment Fund

A gift to our Endowment Fund enables MCF to make Community Impact Grants and are restricted funds that cannot be used for anything other than those grants. Since only a percentage of these invested funds can be distributed in any given year, these funds grow in perpetuity. All donations to this fund are tax deductible.

How do you want to make a difference? Let us help.

Mathews Community Foundation offers several giving options, depending on what you hope to achieve through your philanthropy. Many donors take advantage of multiple strategies for tax planning purposes or to leverage their resources for greater good.

You can make your own choices or you can consult with our staff to identify the community‚Äôs most pressing needs. Whatever your philanthropic objectives, MCF has the tools and resources to help you organize your giving so it is strategic, flexible and effective. 

Establish a fund now

Creating a named charitable fund at the Mathews Community Foundation is one of the easiest and most effective ways to manage your personal philanthropy. We offer several types of funds to help you create lasting impact for our region.

Plan for a future fund 

You may choose to leave a legacy through a planned gift such as a charitable trust, future IRA distribution or bequest. These gifts can be used to create a new fund or add to an existing fund. Learn more about our planned giving options.

Getting Started

  1. We listen to your needs and interests.
    Our team believes in a customized, personal approach for each and every donor. By getting to know you and what you deem important, we can help you identify the best giving solution to match your charitable needs and interests.
  2. You decide how and when to give.
    Your level of involvement is up to you. You can choose when, where and how to recommend grants. Or, you can consult with our staff to learn about pressing needs in our region and the organizations effectively addressing them.
  3. We make it simple.
    When you establish a fund at MCF, you can rest assured that we will take care of the details so that you can focus on what's most important - giving.
    • We manage complex gift scenarios.
    • We provide guidance on charitable giving techniques and conduct a full review of all nonprofits prior to grant distribution.
    • We invest with Spider Management Company to produce strong and consistent returns, in good years and bad, allowing you to do more good.
  4. Together, we can do more.
    Our relationship with you may span decades, so it is very important to us that you are fulfilled in your philanthropy. We hope you will take advantage of additional ways to engage with us and we encourage you to call us anytime we can be of assistance.


Lincoln Boykin
Director of Affiliate Foundations
(804) 436-1600

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