The Crown Point Community Foundation The Crown Point Community Foundation


Ways to Give

The easiest way to give to the Crown Point Community Foundation is by giving a cash gift. You can contribute to an existing fund or create your own. We also accept gifts of stocks and securities, real estate, insurance, and tangible assets. All gifts receive the maximum tax deduction allowed by law.



Cash donations can be made by mail, dropping off at our office, or online.
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Stocks or Securities

The Foundation has the ability to accept gifts of publicly traded stocks.


Real Estate

Donors can establish a fund with a gift of real estate or tangible property.


Wills and Bequests

Talk with your attorney and name the Crown Point Community Foundation as a beneficiary of all or a portion of your estate. Please use the following wording - “I give or bequeath to the Crown Point Community Foundation, 115 S. Court St., Crown Point, Indiana % or the sum of $ of my residuary estate.”


Life Insurance

You can designate all or a portion of your life insurance policies, potentially saving Indiana inheritance tax and federal estate taxes. Always consult with your professional financial advisor. If possible, let the Foundation know of your plans.


IRA Charitable Rollovers or Retirement Plan

Individuals age 70-1/2 or older can donate up to $100,000 of IRA assets to qualified charitable organizations and enjoy tax savings.

Benefits of making charitable contributions via IRA rollovers include:

1. Reduced taxable income

2. Distributions are not included in the taxpayer’s gross income

3. IRA rollovers can be used to satisfy the donor’s annual required minimum distribution

4. Even those who do not itemize their returns receive the benefit

It’s important to note that tax-free gifts from your IRA can not be withdrawn by the donor, but instead must be paid directly by the IRA custodian to one or more qualified charities. Please consult your financial or legal advisor for additional information. For questions, please contact us at: 219-662-7252. If an IRA Charitable Rollover is an option for you, please name the Crown Point Community Foundation as a beneficiary.


Or, donate to one of our newly added funds.


Alec Matalin Memorial "Dope" Scholarship Fund

Alec Matalin was a Crown Point High School student who passed away on July 14, 2017 due to a sudden illness. He was 17. A scholarship has been established in his memory.
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Campagna Academy, Inc.

This fund supports the Campagna Academy in Schererville, Indiana. The Campagna Academy’s mission is to restore the hopes and build the dreams of the at-risk youth they serve through education, foster care, substance abuse treatment and other programs.
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Karen and Cornel Raab Scholarship Fund

Karen and Cornel Raab have created a new fund to award a scholarship to a graduating high school senior residing in Crown Point, Cedar Lake or Lowell.
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Ryan William Lepak Memorial Fund

Ryan William Lepak was a Crown Point High School student who passed away on November 23, 2016. He was a junior who enjoyed playing lacrosse. His parents, William and Amy, started the fund in Ryan’s memory.
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For more giving options please visit our site.
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