Many organizations that help our communities rely heavily on donations. 

According to to PAWS and More Director Amber Talbot, 33% of their budget comes from donations and without them the shelter would struggle to find funds to care for animals who don’t have anybody else to care for them. Another way to give back to the community is donating through endowment funds. Millie Youngquist with the Community Foundation of Washington County says this can earn you a tax credit in addition to “leaving a legacy,” as endowment funds last forever. Giving back can also pay off when it comes to tax time. Donations to charitable organizations through December 31st qualify for a deduction on your 2018 tax returns.