CLARK Material Handling, the international manufacturer of forklifts headquartered in Lexington, has a commitment to giving back to the Lexington community by providing need-based scholarships…Read More
You know your business and we know philanthropy.
Businesses of every size want to give back to their community but often can’t afford to take time away from their core mission. We’re here to help your company develop charitable giving strategies that are consistent with your corporate values and employee interests.
Establish a Corporate Fund
Giving through the Community Foundation offers tax advantages, eliminates recordkeeping and administrative hassles, and gives your business access to the guidance of our professional staff for both grantmaking and gift planning. Establish your corporate charitable fund, contribute cash or other business assets when its most advantageous from a revenue and tax-planning standpoint, then recommend grant recipients on your timetable. We handle all the fund administration to simplify your giving, increase your charitable visibility and maximize your community impact.
“BGCF provides as efficient vehicle to manage our charitable contributions. Establishing a charitable fund enables us to make donations conveniently online, and BGCF promptly manages the distribution and accounting of our grantmaking.”Bill Chapman, President, Clay Ingels
Employee Assistance Funds
If your business wants to help your employees during times of hardship, we can establish an Employee Assistance Fund to ensure maximum tax benefits for your business and avoid tax consequences for your employees.
How it works: your business provides funding, sets guidelines and promotes the program to your employees. We create a simple application process, review applications and distribute funds to cover eligible expenses. In short, we fully administer the program, allowing your company to help your employees while fulfilling both your philanthropic and corporate mission.
“At the heart of our corporate culture is a commitment to the well-being of our employees, so establishing an employee assistance fund was a top priority for us. And BGCF makes it so easy: Tempur-Sealy makes contributions to the fund, and they take care of everything else. It allows us to support our employees while keeping our focus on the core business.”Rick Maynard, Senior Manager, Public Relations and Corporate Communications Tempur-Sealy International
Employee Scholarship Funds
One simple document is all it takes to help your employees’ children further their education. With our guidance, you develop the scholarship criteria then we take it from there. To insulate your company from the decision-making responsibility, our Scholarship Committee reviews applications, and our staff distributes funding and monitors the students’ academic progress.
“BGCF’s expertise was invaluable and the guidance they gave us helped immensely. Their customized services ranging from advertising, accepting and screening the applications, to choosing the recipients is well worth the investment.”Clark Material Handling
Customized Giving Cards
Recognize clients, prospects, employees and vendors with a Giving Card loaded with redeemable charitable dollars. Recipients use them to support the charities of their choice. You may customize the cards with your logo or other design for a simple, powerful ad inexpensive way to associate your company’s brand with generosity in the eyes of employees, clients and the public.