Making a Gift to
the Community Foundation

For 35 years, the Community Foundation has helped donors to
fulfill their philanthropic goals and create permanent, positive change in southeast Michigan.

Here are some of the ways the Community Foundation can help you make the most of your charitable dollars.

We help you with strategic philanthropy and personalized grant-making

What is your vision for the future? How would you like to make a difference?

Either through personal, one-on-one conversations, or by working with your professional advisor, we help you create giving solutions that reflect your personal values, motivations, and goals. Our staff can tell you about grant making opportunities that meet your charitable objectives and interests.

We multiply the impact of your gift dollars by pooling them with other gifts and grants

How can your donation, no matter how large or small, make an even greater impact on the causes you care about?

Because the Community Foundation accepts gifts from hundreds of individuals and organizations each year, we are able to pool gifts from donors who share common interests and increase the dollars available to invest in a particular cause. This is the power of collective, community philanthropy.

We work with gifts of any size and donors at every level of giving

What does it take to become a donor?

Getting started is easy, and there is no reason to wait. The Community Foundation can help every donor find the right charitable-giving tools to match their stage of life and their preferred level of giving.

We help any gift have both an immediate and long-term impact

How can you have an impact both now and in the future?

If you make a gift to an endowment, it becomes part of a permanent pool of assets that supports charitable causes in perpetuity. Over time, as the endowment grows, it produces more charitable dollars that go back into the community. The gift you make today keeps giving forever.

We honor your charitable intentions

How do you know that your gift will continue to support the causes you care about long after you are gone?

By partnering with the Community Foundation, you are assured that your charitable dollars will always serve the purpose you intended. The Community Foundation Board of Trustees oversees all grantmaking and carefully stewards the charitable assets our donors have contributed over the years.

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For more information on how we can help you fulfill your charitable goals, please contact us at 313.961.6675 or use the following form: