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.
From the Connecticut Toolkit for Giving: A list of grantmaking public charities located in Connecticut, including United Ways, Community Health Charities and Jewish Federations.
From the Connecticut Toolkit for Giving: Community foundations are charitable organizations that may administer endowed funds primarily for local purposes, to solve community or regional problems and improve the lives of people in their geographic area.
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.
From the Connecticut Toolkit for Giving: A family business or a corporation may consider various options for the company’s charitable giving.
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.