Where does the Foundation get its money (who gives)? Individuals from all walks of life give many types of gifts, including cash, securities, insurance policies, gift by will, annuities, real estate, art work. Donors can choose to support their community broadly or designate a favorite cause or charity. Flexibility is the key. CFPEI provides many services to donors to help them make the most of their charitable gifts. Corporations also make donations to demonstrate their commitment and support for the community. Charities also place their endowment funds with the Foundation to benefit from greater returns on their investments. All donations receive a receipt for income tax purposes.