Planned Giving

Giving to our cause through planned giving can be done either directly or through a gift model that can provide you with tax benefits and even income. Planned gifts may be directed to an existing fund or used to establish a new fund. To learn how to designate a gift to SGCF, click here. Making a planned gift, you can become a member of the Sweet Grass Legacy Society, which recognizes you for your commitment to our community and for future generations. Planned gifts may include the following:


Donors may make bequests to SGCF, including a designated fund, through a will or trust....

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Charitable Gift Annuities

This is a contract between the donor and SGCF. Under a charitable gift annuity, a donor irrevocably transfers assets to SGCF in exchange for fixed pay...

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Charitable Lead Trusts

A charitable lead trust pays income to a charity during the term of the trust, with the remainder passing to private beneficiaries or returning to the...

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Charitable Remainder Trusts

A charitable remainder trust pays income to a private beneficiary during the term of the trust, with the remainder passing to a charitable entity. Rem...

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Life insurance and annuity beneficiary designations

Donors may name SGCF as a beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of a life insurance or annuity policy. By designating Sweet Grass Community Foundation...

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Other financial account designations

Donors may name SGCF as a beneficiary of a financial account....

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This grant helped us bring ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ to our high school. Students were able to role play and have a discussion about suicide, depression, and resilience. The goal, to diminish the shame associated with suicide and mental illness and bring awareness of depression and suicide to students and staff with SGHS.

SGC Public Health