With the end of the year approaching, you may be thinking about the best places to make a charitable donation, whether it’s for the holiday season, the tax benefits or both. With that in mind, the El Dorado Springs Community Foundation wants to remind you that donations can be made through the EDSCF to any 501c3 charitable organization that holds funds with the foundation.
The following are local charitable funds associated with the EDSCF:
• Cedar County Memorial Hospital Fund
• El Do Youth Incorporated Fund
• El Dorado Springs Church of Christ Hunger Challenge Fund
• Lighthouse Children’s Theatre Fund
• Opera House Theater Fund
• Spring City Revitalization Group Fund
• Economic Development Fund
• Doc and Bonnie Bender Scholarship Fund
• Dorothy Pope Nursing Scholarship Fund
• Bulldog Educational Trust Fund
• United Seniors, Inc of El Dorado Springs
• Reynolds Family Arts and Education Fund
• El Dorado Springs Community Foundation
• El Dorado Springs Special Olympics Fund
• El Dorado Springs Academic Enhancement Fund
• Elton P. Evans Fund
• Force for Good Fund
Or, if you prefer, a general donation to the El Dorado Springs Community Grantmaking Fund will be used to address pressing needs of the El Dorado Springs community at a future date.
Send checks to the Community Foundation of the Ozarks (P.O. Box 8960, Springfield, MO 65801) and indicate which fund you want to support in the memo line. The foundation will provide you with proof of your tax-deductible contribution. To give online, go to www.cfozarks.org/donate. In the first text field, please enter the name of the fund to which you are donating. A tax receipt will be e-mailed to the address you provide.
“On behalf of the El Dorado Springs Community Foundation Board of Directors, I want to thank this very generous community for all their support for local projects,” said EDSCF Board Chair Kay Forest. “Our goal is to offer services and resources to answer questions and make charitable gift giving easy and beneficial for both the donor and the community in the years to come.”
The El Dorado Springs Community Foundation administers more than 20 funds with more than $370,000 in assets. It is one of 44 regional affiliate foundations of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks which has total assets exceeding $233 million. As of June 30, 2013, the EDSCF had distributed more than $312,000 back into the El Dorado Springs community since its inception in 2001.