Donations can be gifts of cash or appreciated property or securities. Donations may be given in memory or honor of public servants. Public officials leaving office may also donate surplus campaign funds. The Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization, which means gifts may involve tax advantages.
Donors can designate a gift or portion of their estate to support the Institute’s Endowment through their estate planning documents, life insurance or charitable remainder trust.
The Institute works with donors to recognize their gifts in ways that best meet the needs of donors and in accordance to gift level. The Institute publicly thanks donors through the Institute’s work product, programs, website, special events or naming opportunities.
Through the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, the Institute’s Endowment funds are invested with hundreds of other endowments through professional investment management firms with oversight of foundation board. This ensures a balanced portfolio with the best chance of strong growth and greater income.