The Foundation offers a variety of options to let donors’ direct assets to the causes they are passionate about.

Unrestricted Gifts are welcomed and may be used for any of the Foundation’s charitable purposes at the discretion of the Board of Trustees.

Endowment Gifts become permanent charitable assets. Earnings may be used for restricted or unrestricted purposes. Gifts may be made to the Adams County Community Foundation endowment fund established in 2019 with a gift of $100,000 or, with certain requirements, to your own named fund.

Whether you choose to open a gift fund that can create an immediate impact in the community, create a permanent endowment to address an ongoing need, or plan a gift to create a legacy for your community, the Foundation can help make your charitable giving easy and effective.

You can create a fund to identify your family or honor a loved one (see FUNDS Tab), provide current or permanent support of your favorite charities, receive prompt gift acknowledgement and grant processing or choose recognition or anonymity.

Online – If you would like to give now click here.

Cash – If you wish to make a cash gift to the Foundation you can mail a check to the Adams County Community Foundation, PO Box 185, West Union, Ohio 45693.

If you would like to give any of the following assets, please call the Foundation at 937-544-8659 for assistance:

Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds

Real Estate

Life Insurance Policy

Retirement Plan Assets

Bequests from a will or estate

IRA Charitable Transfers (RMD’s and QCD’s) – also see IRA Charitable Transfers.

Note: By IRS regulations, donors who contribute $250.00 or more must be given a written acknowledgment from the Adams County Community Foundation through our partner the Scioto Foundation in order to claim a tax deduction for the contribution. The Foundations will provide the appropriate acknowledgment to all donors, but will require the donor’s complete name and address. 


Charitable Funds