Whether you make a gift now or a planned gift later, the PACF offers flexibility in fulfilling your charitable goals while addressing your unique financial circumstances.

How You Can Give: Now & Later

Below are a few common types of gifts the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation can accept. We also accept other complex gifts that many organizations cannot and welcome a discussion to learn more about your goals.


Gifts via cash, check, or credit card are accepted. More >>

Stocks And Bonds

Donating appreciated securities is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift. More >>

Real Estate

Your gift will generally be based on the property's fair market value, which must be established by an independent appraisal, with the gift transaction subject to the PACF's Gift Acceptance Policy. More >>


If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider gifting it to support your favorite causes. More >>

Charitable Bequest

Including the PACF in your estate plans will ensure your favorite causes are taken care of long after you are gone. More >>

Retirement Assets

If you are like most people, you probably will not use all of your retirement assets during your lifetime. You can gift your unused retirement assets to help benefit our community. If you're 70.5 years or older, there are tax-friendly savings by giving with the IRA Charitable Rollover. More >>

Beneficiary Designation

You can designate the PACF or your named fund as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment, or bank account or your life insurance policy. More >>

Convert A Private Foundation

Allow the PACF to manage all the administrative details while you and your family focus more on the grantmaking.

Oil, Gas, And Mineral Rights

While varying degrees of ownership make these gifts more complex, there are a wide variety of ways to make gifts of mineral interests for charitable purposes.

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