Did you know the Community Foundation can serve as the charitable arm of your business? When David and Stephanie Gregg were looking for a way to incorporate giving into their business plan, they reached out to the Foundation.
“We wanted there to be more purpose behind Mission Homes than just building and selling homes. And to that end, we set the company up at the very beginning to be extra charitable. We have established that 25% of profits from our closings will go to selected charities. Our homeowners help choose which portion goes to which nonprofits.” -David and Stephanie Gregg, Founders of Mission Homes Colorado, Mission Homes Colorado Fund.
The Group Real Estate provides an opportunity for their employees to give back and support the their belief that every person should have a place to call home. The GroupGives Fund makes grants to support organizations and programs in Northern Colorado that promote this belief. Group employees can volunteer to serve on the GroupGives Fund grantmaking advisory committee.
Other companies have used a fund at the Foundation to simplify their charitable giving and manage employee matching programs. The Foundation can provide these and other tools to help your business be efficient and effective in response to funding requests of charitable community partners, while providing maximum tax advantages for your company.
Want to learn more? Reach out to your Community Foundation philanthropy advisor. We’d love the opportunity to brainstorm how you can enhance or elevate your business’ community give-back!