The Chinese Heritage Foundation offers several options for your charitable interests. The options are listed on this page. LInks are provided for you to give online through the secure website of our administrator, The Minneapolis Foundation. To give via U. S. mail, please send your gifts to our postal address listed on the Contact Information page.
I. Chinese Heritage Foundation Fund
You may give to our Chinese Heritage Foundation Fund and become a member of our Foundation. This is an endowed fund that remains in perpetuity at The Minneapolis Foundation, and income produced from this Fund goes to grant awards that the Foundation gives out every year. There are two levels of membership:
A gift of any amount will qualify you as an annual member of the year in which you give. Membership benefits include voting privileges to select the Foundation's Advisory Committee's rotating members and eligibility to serve on the Committee.
A donation of $1000 or more will be acknowledged as a Lifetime Founding Membership. Founding memberships will close at the end of 2014. We are currently in a drive to recruit a total of 100 Founding Members. We are almost a third of the way there. An angel has stepped in and pledged to match all Founding Membership donations for a short time since May, 2009! So please join us now and see your donation double in value instantly!
II.Create a Donor Advised Fund
You may wish to direct your own giving in support of our mission and create your own Donor Advised Funds under our umbrella. This is a wonderful way to create a legacy and to involve the next generation in charitable giving. Families have found that getting together to discuss grantmaking helps to create special bonds among family members and that the experience proves to be a rewarding one.
You will have total control of your Fund. Our only recommendation is that a significant portion of your grants be given in support of our funding priorities.
Read about our current Donor Advised Funds and their diverse interests. Learn about their goals and aspirations for the future of our community and join them.
III. Planned Gifts
Preserve your charitable legacy beyond your lifetime and include our Foundation in your estate planning. This is a very meaningful way to ensure the vibrancy of our community. There are many types of planned gifts for you to consider:
Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT)
Charitable Gift Annuity
Charitable Lead Trust
Real Estate Gift