Giving Options

Giving now


Cash or stock gifts are simple to make and immediately effective. All cash contributions are tax-deductible (up to 50% of a donor’s adjusted gross income.) Appreciated assets can include stocks, bonds, mutual funds and real property, and are tax-deductible up to 30% of adjusted gross income.

Future giving


Bequest – An outright bequest to the EPL Foundation is the simplest way to provide for a future gift. Please contact the EPLF for specific bequest language that can be included in your will or trust.

Charitable Gift Annuity – This is an irrevocable gift that returns a stream of payments to the donor or beneficiary. The donor qualifies for a charitable tax deduction for part of the gift, while payments may receive favorable tax treatment.

Life Insurance Policy – Unused life insurance policies make excellent charitable gifts. Please contact the EPLF for more information.

Charitable Remainder Trust – These allow donors to make gifts using payment options that best meet their needs. Remainder Trusts are flexible enough to permit the use of a variety of assets including cash, securities and real property. The payments also may have some tax benefit to the recipient.

Charitable Lead Trust – Through these lead trusts, donors can support the charitable needs now and the remaining assets can be transferred to other individuals or even to themselves at a future date. Assets in the lead trust would come to the EPLF for a fixed number of years or over a donor’s lifetime.

Your gift will have an impact in the lives of others for generations to come!

If you have any questions, or would like someone to contact you with more information, please send us an email to foundation@euclidlibrary.org, or call 216-261-5300.

Give back while you shop


Donate while you shop – Every time you shop at Amazon.com through their AmazonSmile page, a portion of qualified purchases will be donated to the Euclid Public Library Foundation at no additional expense to you.  Please bookmark our EPLF AmazonSmile starting page.  Subsequent purchases from Amazon.com will only count towards EPLF if you begin shopping each time at the AmazonSmile starting page.  More information on the AmazonSmile program.

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