Make a direct gift to an established charity

From the Connecticut Toolkit for Giving: You may make direct gifts to charities from your current income and/or assets by writing a check to your favorite charity. Direct gifts provide immediate financial support for religious organizations, educational institutions, and many other nonprofits working to meet important community needs in such areas as health care, the arts, the environment, civic improvement or human services.

Grantmaking Public Charities

From the Connecticut Toolkit for Giving: A list of grantmaking public charities located in Connecticut, including United Ways, Community Health Charities and Jewish Federations.

Private foundation

From the Connecticut Toolkit for Giving: Create a family foundation or other private foundation. Private foundations are typically founded by an individual, a family or a group of individuals, and are organized either as a nonprofit corporation or as a charitable trust.

Donor-advised funds

From the Connecticut Toolkit for Giving: A donor-advised fund offers the opportunity to create a flexible vehicle for charitable giving as an alternative to direct giving or creating a private foundation.