Make a Gift

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Making a Gift

You can make a gift to the Community Foundation at any time - at once or over the course of several years. The Community Foundation can accept gifts of almost any kind, including:

  • Cash
  • Marketable securities, including stocks, bonds and mutual funds
  • Restricted stock and IPOs
  • Real estate, mortgages and notes
  • Closely-held businesses, including partnerships and limited liability company interests
  • Qualified intellectual property
  • Life insurance policies

Please call us at (313) 961-6675 to learn how to make any of these contributions. You can also review our Procedures for Making a Gift for assistance with gifts of cash and marketable securities.

Note: Most people transferring cash or marketable securities will only need the Procedures for Making a Gift. However, if you are transferring stock in certificate form, you will also need stock power and disclaimer forms.

  • Create a Fund

    Most donors wishing to create a legacy and provide ongoing support for the causes they care about will establish a permanent endowment fund that will provide a source of financial support to benefit charitable organizations for generations to come. To learn about the types of funds you can create, visit the Create a Fund page.

  • Planned Gifts

    The Community Foundations offers a variety of investment opportunities for donors, including pooled income funds that allow you to contribute assets into one of two pooled income funds previously established by the Community Foundation. These funds permit multiple donors to collectively pool assets into one charitable arrangement. You, or others you designate, share in the income earned by the pooled income fund based on the amount you added. The Community Foundation pooled income funds have different investment objectives in order to address your income needs. New donors to our pooled income fund can get started with a contribution of as little as $5,000.

    • Receive information about the Community Foundation's administrative fees and its spending and investment policies
    • Receive prompt gift acknowledgments
    • Be listed as a donor in Community Foundation annual reports and other publications, unless you have requested to remain anonymous
    • Be added to the Community Foundation's mailing list

  • Tax Information

    You can receive the best tax benefits available under the law by working with the Community Foundation, including information about federal tax deductions and potentially avoiding capital gains taxes.

    For valuable tax benefit information, please click here.