News & Events

Getting creative: Three ways to support education

It’s graduation season, and that means education may be on your mind! The community foundation can help you make a difference in the lives of young people by funding education.

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May 2024 Advisor News: DAF Updates, Mixing Up Assets, and Summer Reading

The community foundation is committed to providing timely updates on legal and policy developments to help you and other professionals who advise philanthropic clients stay on top of best practices in charitable planning.

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What is Deeply Affordable Housing & Why Does it Matter?

The current definition of “affordable” leaves out many people who are essential to Arlington’s workforce and economic success. This disparity is why Arlington Community Foundation (ACF) advocates for affordability at 30% AMI.

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March 2024 Donor News: The philanthropic power of giving consistency

We are honored to work with generous individuals and families like so many of you who’ve established funds to support the causes you care about and the needs of our community both now and in the future.

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March 2024 Nonprofit News: Simplify Stock Giving and DAFs for Organized Giving

In this month’s newsletter, we feature some tried and true information about stock giving and donor advised funds to support you in using these tools in your fundraising efforts.

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January 2024 Nonprofit News: What to watch in the new year for you, your org, and your board

This month, we provide insight on targeting planned giving messaging to younger donors, keeping reserve/endowment planning top of mind for your board, and staying on top of regulatory matters.

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Professional Advisor News: January 2024

The team at the community foundation is constantly on the lookout for trends and developments in the tax laws that govern charitable giving. We’re sharing five of the hottest topics that could impact the way you work with your philanthropic clients.

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A Quiet Faith that Speaks Volumes: The Martins’ Enduring Legacy

For several decades, Benjamin and Almeta Martin made their home with each other, with their faith, and with their love for their neighbors, now carried forward by their scholarship fund, overseen by the church they loved so dearly.

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Get ahead of the year-end rush: Giving tips, tools, and techniques

Holidays and tax planning (although very different in the ways they are celebrated!) are both year-end traditions. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with several important year-end charitable giving techniques and deadlines so you can be prepared.

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Professional Advisor News: October 2023

It’s October, and the fourth quarter is upon us. The team at the community foundation is especially looking forward to talking about end of year giving.

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Remembering John Benton (1950 – 2023)

A picture of John Benton and a picture of John with his husband David

John was a current and active member of the Arlington Community Foundation board, and a true and faithful leader in every sense of the word.

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Three individuals to receive 30th annual Spirit of Community Award

Spirit of Community Recipients

Join us November 17 for awards celebration and luncheon.

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September 2023: Professional Advisor News & Updates

Smart disaster giving, appreciated stock, and supporting charities through the sale of a business.

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September 2023 Nonprofit News: Legacy & Conversation Starters

4 tips to help streamline efforts to secure future support organizations and conversation starters with donors about tax reform

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Mirrored Stories: Dimple Dhabalia’s Legacy of Healing

Dimple Dhabalia

Through a legacy fund, one humanitarian’s commitment to nourishment, mental health, and well-being will endure far beyond her lifetime.

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Dana Laidhold, Nancy McEldowney, and Carmen Oviedo join Board of Trustees

new board members

These new board members bring highly distinguished and diverse perspectives in business, finance, and community impact to the work of the Community Foundation at an exciting time in its evolution.

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July ’23 Advisor News: DAF Power, AI, and Summer Reading

To help you prepare for your clients’ questions when they return after summer holidays and travels, we’re sharing insights on a few topics that may be top of mind.

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From Algorithms to Altruism: Ryan Brown’s Path to Estate Planning

Ryan Brown

“When it comes to estate planning, it’s the quality of life for the people you leave behind that keeps clients up at night.”

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New Reports on 30% AMI Housing Affordability Pilots

In 2020, Arlington Community Foundation two small pilot projects focused on reducing the cost of housing for 30% AMI renter households.

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June 2023 Professional Advisor News: Touching base with clients

Memorial Day has come and gone, and for many, “summer mode” is in full swing. We’re excited to reconnect with our advisor friends. We hope the summer provides some time for relaxation as well as thoughtful planning.

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