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Benefits of Giving

Simplicity:
You can easily create and add to your own unique charitable fund. Many people conveniently manage all of their charitable giving through The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC).

Flexibility:
TFEC works with you to help you meet your philanthropic and life-planning goals. TFEC offers many products and services through which you can leverage your giving and maximize your charitable impact in the community.

Maximum Tax Advantages:
As a public charity, TFEC offers you the highest benefits for charitable giving allowed by law.

Professional Investment Management:
Within our investment program, we provide flexibility and enable donors to recommend an investment mix among investment models of different asset classes. Our funds are pooled, thereby achieving significant economies of scale and maximum diversification. Through our passive investment strategy, we also strive to keep investment and trading expenses as low as possible, thereby benefiting long-term returns.

Informed Philanthropy:
TFEC can help connect you with ongoing charitable projects that have a positive impact on the community.

Public Accountability:
TFEC is independently audited by a certified public accounting firm and makes its annual IRS Form 990 available to anyone upon request.

Permanence:
TFEC is managed to provide support to our community for generations to come. If the original purpose of your fund becomes impossible, incapable of fulfillment, or inconsistent with the charitable needs of the community, TFEC’s Board of Directors has the legal authority to redirect the fund to the most closely related use. This “variance power” assures donors that their original intent will be honored regardless of changing circumstances.

Recognition:
Through TFEC’s Annual Report to the community, website and periodic events throughout the year, you will receive thanks and acknowledgement for your civic-minded generosity.




The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, 200 North Third Street, P. O. Box 678, Harrisburg, PA 17108-0678,
Telephone: (717) 236-5040, Fax: (717) 231-4463