495 E Main St, Hermiston, Oregon 97838, United States

(541) 567-5215

Greater Hermiston Community Foundation

Welcome to the Greater
Hermiston Community Foundation

Ways To Give


Gifts to the Greater Hermiston Community Foundation can be in the form of cash, securities, real estate, or other assets. Your gifts always qualify for the maximum tax benefit under state and federal law, including (in the case of assets with appreciated value) the advantages associated with donating potential capital gains. You can choose to make your gift from the following methods:

Outright Gifts

  • Cash – Please make checks payable to “Greater Hermiston Community Foundation.”
  • Credit Cards – You can make your gift with a credit card online with your credit card information below.
  • Securities – Please refer to the stock transfer form for instructions on www.GreaterHermiston.com.
  • Real Estate or other assets – Please contact us for detailed instructions on gifting real estate or other real property into a charitable fund.

Planned Gifts:

  • Bequest - You can designate a gift or portion of your estate to us using the sample bequest language at www.GreaterHermiston.com.
  • Charitable Remainder Trust - You can place assets in a trust that pays annual income to you (or another named beneficiary) for life. After your lifetime or a term of years, the remainder of the trust can be transferred to the Greater Hermiston Community Foundation.
  • Charitable Lead Trust - You can place assets in a trust that pays a fixed amount to the Greater Hermiston Community Foundation for the number of years you select. Once this period ends, the assets held by the trust are transferred to the beneficiaries you name.
  • Retirement Plan/Life Insurance - You can name the Greater Hermiston Community Foundation as the designated beneficiary of a retirement plan or as the designated beneficiary, or partial beneficiary, of a life insurance policy.
  • Charitable Planning with your IRA. If you are 70½ or older, and therefore required to withdraw monies from your IRA every year, a provision allows you to redirect your IRA contributions to the Greater Hermiston Community Foundation. Learn more at www.GreaterHermiston.com.

Greater Hermiston Community Foundation Services:

We understand the importance of ensuring that your charitable gifts go to the areas you are most passionate about, and that your gifts are used as you intend. To meet your needs and maximize the impact of your charitable giving, we provide a wide array of services:

  • Guidance and advice, if you like, to achieve your desired goal
  • Coordination with your professional advisor (attorney, CPA, asset manager, etc.)
  • The flexibility to accept a variety of different gift types, including cash, publicly traded securities, closely held stock, and life insurance
  • Investment/asset management services
  • Planned-gift consultation and services.
  • One-on-one sessions to help create a customized charitable giving strategy or simply refine your giving approach for maximum impact.
  • Ongoing research and updates on community needs and charitable giving opportunities.
  • Opportunities to match your charitable interests with community needs.
  • Ability to give anonymously.
  • Comprehensive record keeping.

Administrative Services Including:

  • IRS reporting (you don’t have to file a separate tax return for your fund).
  • Personalized gift acknowledgement letters for tax purposes.

Give Today

Your generous donation and support will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions in the greater Hermiston region.

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