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Donors and Funds

Strengthening a community comes from the efforts of the individuals within. At the Community Foundation for Livingston County, we provide a unique way for donors to give back.

A gift to the Community Foundation will help Livingston County both now and for generations to come. Made up from gifts from thousands of individuals and families, the endowment provides a permanent source of annual support to fund the most pressing needs and opportunities of the community. The Community Foundation for Livingston County can help you or your professional advisors with gift planning.  Consider creating a named fund through your estate or as part of a beneficiary designation to permanently recognize your support for Livingston County.

The Inspiration for a Community Foundation

Advisory Board member Mike Hall describes the unique culture of Livingston County, which led community members to step up and create the Community Foundation to support their fellow residents.

Who is an ideal candidate to establish a fund?

If you’re nearing retirement, are looking to achieve some of your estate and financial planning goals, or are simply just passionate about improving your local community, then consider donating to the Community Foundation of Livingston County. Small or large gifts, including complex assets and property, are all appreciated.

Hear from Gregory Clum from Bredernitz, Wagner & Co., Michael Lay from Executive Wealth Management, and Frank Mancuso Jr. from Mancuso & Camerson, PC, as they explain how you may be an ideal candidate to establish a fund.



Investing In Our Community

When you’ve got gifts to give, make sure you put them in the right place. Let us help you build upon your investment strategy and give back to the community we live in! Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations with passionate and well-measured solutions that meet the foundation’s priorities, which include sustainability, regional impact, leverage, and collaboration.

Wide Variety of Gift Types

Whether it’s a one-time donation or contributions over the course of several years, we accept a wide variety of assets, including:

  • Cash, check, wire or online donation
  • Publicly traded securities
  • Mutual Fund Shares
  • Closely held business interests
  • Real estate
  • Intellectual Property
  • Fully paid life insurance policies
  • Retirement plan assets

Questions? Feel free to contact

Katelyn Videto