What Can I Do With My Future Gift?


A future gift is meaningful philanthropy almost anyone can do.

A gift through your will or IRA allows you to support causes that are important to you in the future without impacting your current finances. And because of endowment, your impact on the community will never end! 

The Community Foundation offers a personal approach to planned giving.  We can help you customize your future gift to support the causes and organizations that are important to you.  A range of options are available to you through the Community Foundation; your estate gift may include one or several of the types of gifts outlined below based on your wishes.


 You can enrich an existing fund 


➤  Gifts to the Community Endowment

However our community's needs and priorities might change over time, gifts to the Community Endowment will provide important support to make a difference in Charlevoix County.  

➤  Gifts that will enrich communities within Charlevoix County

Support a wide range of worthwhile programs and projects that positively impact specific communities within Charlevoix County, including Beaver Island, Boyne City, Charlevoix and East Jordan.

➤  Gifts that will address particular areas of interest

Provide focused grant support in areas like arts & culture, the environment, health, youth, and urgent needs.

➤  Gifts that provide stability and support for local organizations

The Community Foundation holds nearly 50 organization endowment funds that make grants only to the organizations they were established to support.


You can establish a new fund 


➤  Funds for the Community

Support needs and opportunities in Charlevoix County in your name, forever.

➤  Field of Interest Funds

Specify a broad area of interest (youth, for example) or a community within Charlevoix County.  These funds can also be named for individuals, couples, families, or busineses.

➤  Scholarship Funds

Provide financial support to help local students achieve their post-secondary academic or vocational goals.

➤  Designated Funds

Choose one or more charitable organization that will benefit from distributions from the fund each year.


When you have considered this information, let’s get together to talk about the legacy you wish to put in place through an estate gift with the Community Foundation.  We're here to help you.


Sara Ward, Director of Development and Donor Services
Charlevoix County Community Foundation
231-536-2440  ·  sward@c3f.org
301 Water Street  ·  P.O. Box 718
East Jordan, MI 49727