For Donors

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It is important that you make an informed decision when you make a gift to charity – including a gift to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. We hope the following outline will help you in making the best decisions as you strive to help others and our community.

What are your interests and goals?
  • Are you interested in the arts? Children or the elderly? The environment?
  • Do you want to support current programs? Or, do you want to support an endowment that will address your interests for generations to come?
  • Do you want to use your gift to pass your charitable ideals on to other family members?
  • Is your gift intended to create a lasting memory of a loved one, your family or your business?

The Community Foundation can help you identify your interests. We can also help you address multiple goals at once, due to our flexibility and range of services. Through our gift-planning expertise, we may be able to show you how you can make a bigger gift than you thought your resources would allow.

We can help you adjust your long-term goals and plans as situations and charitable needs change. We work daily with donors and their professional advisors to provide the support you deserve. You are doing something of great value, and we can help make that as enjoyable and productive as possible.

Click here to learn more about how to make a gift to the Community Foundation or call us at 313.961.6675.

Donor Advised Funds
Donors that have created a donor advised fund with us have full access to our professional staff for assistance in researching nonprofit causes they may wish to support and developing gifting plans to most efficiently make gifts into their donor advised fund. You also have access to information regarding the fund 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through our online Donor Central service. You can review the balance of the fund, see historical information and investment performance information, and make grant recommendations online. A donor adviser can also recommend a grant by completing a Grant Recommendation Form .

For more information on Donor Advised Funds, click here .