Frequently Asked Questions
What is it?
Enterprise Bank & Trust has created a challenge to benefit nonprofit organizations in the community of Los Alamos. The bank pledged a total commitment of up to $150,000 ($50,000 per year for three years), but we don’t get the money unless we raise it! Here’s where you can help.
Why should I give?
By making a gift to the Enterprise Bank & Trust Community Endowment, your contribution will be matched dollar for dollar. The funds will be placed in an unrestricted endowment, which will allow LACF to make grants to nonprofit organizations that are doing important work in our community.
Endowments exist forever, which means that the impact of your gift will be felt today, and fifty years from now. LACF invests the funds, and the interest earnings are used to make annual grants to the community. The unrestricted nature of this endowment means that funding will always be available to address the changing needs of our community, both now and over time.
Grants from this endowment will be available to nonprofit organizations that operate in or serve Los Alamos County.
How can I give?
Donating By Check:
Cash donations may be made via check to “Los Alamos Community Foundation” and mailed to:
Los Alamos Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1225
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Please write “Enterprise Bank & Trust Community Endowment” in the check memo line.
Donating by Credit Card:
You may also contribute online using a credit card. Please click here to go to our online donation page.
Please note that credit card transactions carry a fee. This fee will be deducted from the gift amount and the net proceeds will be added to the fund. Your tax deduction will be the gross amount of the gift.
There are many benefits to donating securities rather than cash. Los Alamos Community Foundation accepts the donation of marketable securities. Please click here for information. For other non-cash donations, please contact us.
We recommend initiating the transfer of stocks, bonds or contributions via money wire by December 24 to ensure the contribution will be eligible for a current-year tax deduction.
All contributions represent an irrevocable contribution to the Los Alamos Community Foundation.