Bequest By Will

Including a charitable bequest in your will is a simple way to make a lasting gift to your community. When you make this gift through the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation, we establish a special fund that benefits the community forever and becomes your personal legacy of giving.

How it works

  • You include the FSACF in your will as a bequest. We can help you or your attorney with recommended language.
  • You determine the type of fund you would like to establish with your gift.
  • Upon your death, we set up a special fund in your name, in the name of your family, or in honor of any person or organization you choose.
  • Your charitable gift is excluded from your assets for estate tax purposes.
  • Our professional staff considers your charitable wishes and determines the areas of community need that would be most impacted by grants from your gift.
  • Our board issues grants in the name of the fund you establish (if you prefer, grants can be made anonymously).
  • We handle all the administrative details.
  • Your gift can be placed into an endowment that is invested over time. Earnings from your fund are used to make grants addressing community needs. Your gift - and all future earnings from your gift - is a permanent source of community capital, helping to do good work forever.