You Can Help

You Can Make A Difference Here at Home

How Can You Help?

You can make a difference for those who live here now and those to come while maximizing your tax deductions.

  1. Discuss your overall philanthropic goals with your family members, tax and legal advisors.
  2. Decide how much you can afford to give.
  3. Determine the cause or organizations that will use your donations to meet the goals you support.
  4. Meet with us to critique your plan. Ask questions, explore the different gift vehicles available to you and review the documents needed to implement your plan.
  5. Share the documents with your family and your professional advisors.
  6. Transfer your gift to the Sterling Rock Falls Community Trust.
  7. Review our confirmation of your complete gift and the ongoing progress of grants that are awarded.

Matching Fund Grants

To encourage contributions, the Sterling-Rock Falls Community Trust has established a limited-time matching grant program. Each donation of $250 up to a maximum of $10,000 will be matched at 25%. As an example, a gift of $250 will generate $312.50; a $1,000 contribution will become $1,250.

Choices in Giving

Choose A Type Of Fund

We offer a variety of funds that are flexible to meet our donors’ different charitable needs:

*Minimum needed to establish a named or donor-advised fund is $25,000.

Your Choices In Giving

Your gift to the Sterling-Rock Falls Community Trust will be invested wisely to provide maximum returns with safety.

You may specify the General Fund or establish a named fund or additionally create a Donor Advised Fund, subject to the minimum amount required, which allows the donor to specify how these monies will be used.

Almost any kind of asset can be used to start your fund, such as cash, publicly traded securities, private foundation assets and retirement assets.

The trustees can also discuss other options with you, such as bequests, charitable gift annuities, life income, and deferred charitable gift annuities.

You may consider naming the Sterling-Rock Falls Community Trust as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, an existing policy, or a new policy can constitute the gift.