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The Dripping Springs Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (tax ID #74-2913771).  Donations to the DSCF are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  


Give to the DSCF General Fund

Direct gifts to the DSCF may be made for unrestricted use or for grants to non-profits supported by the DSCF.  Such gifts may be made by check or credit card through PayPal.  (See button on the left.)  Checks should be mailed to DSCF, P.O. Box 1684, Dripping Springs, TX  78620. 

Support a Dedicated Fund
You may choose to donate to one of several dedicated funds currently in place to serve the community or 
you may establish a new fund to support your favorite community cause or charity. 

Create a Donor-Advised Fund

Individuals and businesses can establish a Donor Advised Fund with a donation of $5,000 or more, with the donor receiving a tax deduction for the full amount up to the extent allowable by law.  Once established, grants from these funds are made to specific non-profits that either are requested by the Fund donor or recommended by the DSCF with the Fund donor’s approval.  These funds are invested by the Austin Community Foundation.

Give Scholarship Funds 

Funds may be established for all levels of education and a variety of educational needs. Scholarships established by the fund are paid directly to the school, not to the person to whom it is awarded.

Increase Our Endowment
The DSCF is the beneficiary of an Endowment Fund first established by Dr. Harvey and Gloria Evans.  The Fund is invested by the Austin Community Foundation.  Annually, the DSCF draws 5% of asset balance for issuing grants to local non-profit organizations.   Donors wishing to make a legacy gift of life insurance, bequest, or outright donation may contribute to this existing Fund or establish a new one.  For information on how to do this, please contact the DSCF at info@dscommunityfoundation.org.  


Include the DSCF in Your Estate Planning

Finally, you may include a gift to the Foundation or any of its dedicated funds as part of your estate plan. Life insurance offers an easy and affordable way to create a community legacy with tax-deductible dollars used to pay premiums.  At your death, the proceeds will be paid to the DSCF to be allocated to the Dripping Springs nonprofit organizations of your choice. This type of policy provides a low-cost means for making a substantial and significant contribution simply by paying a modest one time or annual premium.

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE 
 

Giving Circles
Groups of friends or professional colleagues combine charitable contributions to the DSCF and annually select the charitable organization(s) their contributions benefit.  The tax-deductible donations may be made annually or monthly by automatic debit.  For more information on forming a Giving Circle, email givingcircles@dscommunityfoundation.org.

Amazon Smiles
Shoppers who use the website “smile.amazon.com” and who select the Dripping Springs Community Foundation as their designated charity provide a small donation from each of their purchases.  Nothing changes from the regular Amazon shopping experience including Prime membership, gift lists, etc.  See the button on the left to get started.


LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

Minimum Continuing Legal Education

The DSCF provides ongoing education for lawyers and accountants on the benefits of legacy gifts, the tax advantages of establishing Donor Advised Funds for clients wishing to have a lasting impact by working with a Community Foundation, and the legal ethics of working with a non-profit organization.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

Individuals, companies, and organizations that wish to know more about the Dripping Springs Community Foundation, its Board of Directors, making donations, or receiving benefits should contact info@dscommunityfoundation.org or send a request to DSCF, PO Box 1684, Dripping Springs, TX  78620.


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