Help Us Grow Our Community

Make a Donation Today!

Your donation help give scholarships to Central High Seniors, creates Classroom Enrichment opportunities, provides grants for community projects and organizations, and develops more community enrichment programs. Your funds are invested right here in Monmouth and Independence. There are a variety of ways to donate for impact today and in the future. Thank you for being part of the MICF Family and the future of our communities.

Mail Checks to:

PO Box 84
Monmouth, OR 97361
Please designate the fund on the memo line of your check. 

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Support Your Community

You get the satisfaction of serving your community with a continuing endowment to the future. 

Common Types of Donations

  • Money
  • Real Estate
  • Living Trust Proceeds
  • Securities
  • Life Insurance
  • Will
  • Annuities

Memorial Gifts

Memorial endowments are part of Endowment funds and are established by the families and friends of the deceased citizens of the community. Memorial endowments have been funded in the memory of:

Wilma Hein, Stephen Pfaff, Corrine M. Boyd, Mathew R. Thompson, Helen K. Thompson, Lucas Albert Mendazona, Mildred Kane, Van Holstad, and Scott McArthur.

Retirement Planning

Our Foundation is now associated with the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF). OCF can offer professional management of such forms of Deferred Gifts as Unitrusts, Deferred Annuities, Pooled Income Funds, and gifts of Life Insurance and Retirement Accounts. Our Foundation and the Oregon Community Foundation experts can work with you and your attorneys or tax advisors in designing a Planned Giving program that can have favorable income tax and estate tax results.

Gifts may be restricted or unrestricted.

Restricted gifts may be only used for a specific purpose, field of interest, organization, or agency in the community.

Unrestricted gifts allow greater flexibility to meet community needs.

Gifts may be designated for present use or the Endowment Fund. Contributions to the Endowment Fund ensure the principal is not spent, only the interest and earnings on that gift from investments. Gifts not designated for the Endowment Fund may be used for the specified charitable purpose during the current year.

Are Gifts Tax Deductible?

Yes. The Internal Revenue Service has declared the Monmouth-Independence Community Foundation exempt from income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. You may be able to deduct the amount of your gift to the Monmouth – Independence Community Foundation for both state and federal income tax purposes. Your tax preparer can tell you if you qualify. Your canceled check will act as your receipt. For contributions of $100 or more, a receipt will be mailed to you at the end of the year.

Oregon Income Tax Credits

Our Foundation is affiliated with the Oregon Cultural Trust. Matching gifts to both the Monmouth-Independence Community Foundation and the Oregon Cultural Trust: Your gifts to the Oregon Cultural Trust may be treated as a complete Tax Credit against your Oregon Income tax and your contribution to the Monmouth-Independence community foundation a deduction against taxable income. Your tax advisor can tell you how this works.

For more information about the Oregon Cultural Trust (click here).

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