For Advisors

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We value the service and guidance that professional advisors provide to Bainbridge Island clients. BCF offers several philanthropic options to help your clients meet their charitable goals. The Foundation can be a resource for you and a philanthropic partner for your clients. We are an organization through which individuals, families, companies, and charitable organizations can make gifts to benefit their community. The Foundation is both permanent and responsive, thus assuring donors that the spirit of their gifts will endure.

BCF administers several types of funds that allow your clients to focus on charitable giving and achieve maximum tax deductions. We offer personalized service so that families can engage in philanthropy without the costs and administrative burdens of setting up a private foundation:

Donor Advised Funds: Allowing donors to be actively engaged in philanthropy

Area of Interest Funds: Providing targeted support for service areas donors care about most

Scholarship Funds: Supporting area high school students pursuing post-secondary education

Named Community Funds: Providing permanent support to the Foundation’s programming

Designated Funds: Enabling ongoing support to the organization(s) donors care for most

BCF recognizes that there are different levels of donor involvement and flexibility in the types of organizations that a donor will support. Contributions to all fund types can be made through outright donations, planned gifts or through a bequest in a will.

BCF can work with you and your clients on the most appropriate fund type for them. The Foundation is happy to provide:

Partnership

We will work in partnership with you to provide your clients with tailored giving plans to meet their particular needs.

Community Knowledge

We have extensive knowledge of where the greatest community needs lie and can help your clients be as effective as possible in their giving.

Consulting

We will consult with you, your clients and your colleagues on ways the Bainbridge Community Foundation can help meet the financial and charitable goals of your clients.

Resources

As a partner with The Council on Foundations, BCF has access to a great deal of resources to help you and your clients meet their charitable goals.

Bainbridge Community Foundation’s EIN is 91-2155208
For more information or to request a customized Professional Advisor Guide, please call the Foundation offices at 206.842.0433