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February 13, 2018

Designated Funds Make Significant Grants

More than $100,000 has been distributed this week from the Community Foundation’s designated funds.  This type of fund allows donors to name the fund and ‘designate’ the organization that will receive grant support annually, forever.  For example, the Andrew Lonyo Fund provides an annual grant check to the Charlevoix Historical Society.  The grant can be used for “general operations” – however the Society’s staff and board decide it can best meet the mission of the organization.  “Different types of funds accomplish different kinds of charitable work,” explains Sara Ward, Development Director at the Community Foundation.  “Designated funds can provide necessary and important general support for our area’s hardworking nonprofit organizations in the name of the individual, couple, family, or business who established and support the fund – they can be a terrific tool for estate gifts, too,” she adds. 


Learn more about estate gifts to the Community Foundation and types of funds that can help you give back to the place you love.


January 26, 2018

Ethel Coeling Environmental Fund Celebrates 15 Years


January 8, 2018

C3F Welcomes New Trustees


December 28, 2017

C3F Supports Arts and Culture Opportunities


December 7, 2017

Urgent Needs Fund Match Achieved


December 5, 2017

C3F Announces Fall Grant Awards


November 17, 2017

A Letter from Our Leaders


October 16, 2017

In Recognition of Estate Planning Week


October 4, 2017

Blue Plate Project


September 19, 2017

Community Foundation Awards Scholarships to Area Grads


August 28, 2017

YAC Grant Supports Create's Artist-In-Residence Program


August 16, 2017

Preserving and Restoring Charlevoix County's Waterways


July 17, 2017

Friends of the Community Foundation Celebrate


July 7, 2017

Camp McSauba Receives Chicago Club Support


June 21, 2017

C3F Introduces: Funds for the Community


May 31, 2017

Youth Advisory Committee Members Visit Partners


May 1, 2017

C3F Announces Spring Grant Awards