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    :: September 1, 2010

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Avon, Carlisle, Easter Lake, Hartford, Palmyra

The foundation is a charitable public foundation established by community stockholders for the purpose of improving the quality of life in the Greater Carlisle Community. Foundation grants will focus on encouraging and supporting programs and projects that enhance education, community betterment, arts, culture, health, and human services. The Foundation strives to achieve its mission by mobilizing and coordinating community resources, by soliciting and receiving gifts and bequests, and by making thoughtful charitable grants. Funds accumulated by the Foundation will be invested and managed through the Greater Des Moines Community Foundation.

10 Reasons to make charitable contributions through the greater carlisle community foundation:

  1. We are a local organization with deep roots in the community.
  2. Our board, representing all of Avon, Carlisle, Easter Lake, Hartford and Palmyra, has broad expertise regarding community issues and needs.
  3. We provide highly personalized service, tailored to each individual's charitable and financial interests.
  4. We help people invest in the causes they care about most.
  5. We accept many assets and can facilitate numerous forms of giving through consultations with professional financial advisors.
  6. We partner with professional advisors to create highly effective approaches to charitable giving.
  7. We offer maximum tax advantage under state and federal law.
  8. We multiply the impact of gift dollars by pooling them with other gifts and grants.
  9. We build endowment funds that benefit the community forever and help create personal legacies.
  10. We are community leaders, linking agencies and resources to create positive change.