Home » Donors & Advisors » Year-End Giving Options & Deadlines

Year-End Giving Options & Deadlines

We provide a variety of options for year-end charitable giving, and our staff is here to assist you. Below are some ideas and guidelines for various types of year-end gifts.

If you have any questions or ideas you'd like to discuss, please contact us at cfa@cfabilene.org or 325-676-3883.


Year-End Giving Ideas:

Support local nonprofits with CFA's online grant catalog - During the month of December, we have an online catalog featuring local nonprofits' holiday wish lists. You can make a donation to support any of the listed needs that interest you. CFA donor-advised fundholders can recommend grants from their funds to support causes. View the catalog at this link. Learn more about our grant catalog here.

Become a Friend of the Community Foundation - For as little as $200 a year, you can become a Friend of the Community Foundation of Abilene. Your membership supports CFA operations and allows us to host a number of educational opportunities for our community. Learn more here.

Become a Future Fund member - Future Fund is a great way to invest in the lives of children and youth and meet other charitable-minded people in our community. Membership starts at just $250 per year for an individual or couple. These dues are pooled into the Future Fund endowment fund, and grants are made each year to local nonprofits serving children and youth. Learn more here.

Donate to an existing fund - You can make a donation of any amount to a number of existing CFA funds. We manage funds supporting the arts, animals, education, emerging community needs and more. To make an online gift, just select a fund here. If you're a fundholder, log into the donor portal to make a contribution to your fund.

Create your own fund - We offer a variety of fund types to meet your charitable giving goals. Whether there is a specific cause you care about, or you want the flexibility to make grants to different causes throughout the year, we’re happy to guide you through the process. Learn about our fund types here.


2021 Year-End Gift Types & Deadlines:

Certain asset contributions take longer to process. To ensure your contributions are received by the end of the year, please note the guidelines below.

Contribution Type Deadline Guidelines
IRA Charitable Rollover Thur, Dec. 23, 2021 IRA contributions can be made to designated funds, field of interest funds, or scholarship funds, but not donor-advised funds.

Marketable Securities

Wed, Dec. 29, 2021

Please confirm with your brokerage firm that transfer to CFA is initiated by12/29/21 to ensure gifts are received by12/31/21.

Wire Transfers

Thur, Dec. 30, 2021

Please check with your financial institution to confirm wire transfers are initiated by 12/30/21.


Fri, Dec. 31, 2021

Deliver checks to CFA by 5 p.m. on12/31/21.

Credit Cards

Fri, Dec. 31, 2021

Make gifts online by 11:59 p.m. on12/31/21, or contact CFA by 5 p.m.12/31/21.

Complex Assets
(physical property, partnership interests, etc.)

Mon, Nov. 22, 2021

These gifts require time for due diligence to ensure CFA can accept the gift. Please contact us as soon as possible to determine if CFA can accept your contribution by year end.

Physical Stock Certificates

Mon, Dec. 6, 2021
Please deliver certificates to CFA with stock power by 5 p.m. on 12/6/21