The Community Empowerment Fund is working to end the racial wealth gap by supporting over 1,000 Members, annually, in reaching their employment, housing, and finance goals. Our approach combines person-centered support with advocacy and financial services that pursue equity. CEF’s work is grounded in recognition of the detrimental impacts of systemic racism on Black and Brown members of our communities and we value the leadership of people with lived experiences with homelessness and poverty.
Any donation of $600 or a multiple thereof will be pooled in a fund and redistributed to Durham County Members in need of support with move-in costs, security deposits, application fees, rent, and/or utilities who have not been able to access support through other avenues.
Tax Incentives for Charitable Giving!
The CARES Act, passed in 2020, offers important tax incentives for donors interested in increasing their charitable contributions in 2020 and 2021. Taxpayers who do not itemize can take an above-the-line deduction of up to $300 while those that do itemize their returns can take deductions for gifts made up to 100% of their adjusted gross income. For more information check out the IRS website.
Join CEF on Tuesday, February 16 at 6:00 pm EST as we share thanks and love at the annual art show. This online event will showcase many of the talented people in the CEF community.
Tickets are free, pre-registration is required.