Giving to the Samara Fund

The Samara Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation offers people several ways to support Vermont’s LGBT community. Interested donors can write a check or give stocks, real estate, personal property, or insurance proceeds.

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There are more opportunities than ever for Samara to make a difference. As the Samara Fund steps boldly into its new future, we ask for your renewed commitment to our mission and to the success of Vermont’s LGBT communities.

-John Byer
Samara Advisory Committee

You can also consider including the Samara Fund in your estate planning by designating it as a beneficiary of your will or life insurance policy plan.  Alternatively, donors can establish a flexible living trust or charitable remainder trust that provides assets to the Samara Fund while allowing donors to maintain full use and benefit of those assets during their lifetime.

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However you give, your tax-deductible gift will become part of a permanent legacy that benefits the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities of Vermont both today and in the future.

If can also make a gift to the Samara Fund online at our Give Now page.

If you would like to talk to someone about other ways of giving or if you have a creative idea of an alternative gift, please contact the Samara Fund Advisory Committee at