Agency Fund Toolkit


Within this toolkit you’ll find different ways to explain and promote your organization's endowment fund, including informational one-pagers, website text, donation envelope language, newsletter articles, and even Facebook posts.  We encourage you to customize the look and language, and let us know about other needs or ideas. 

At the conclusion of this toolkit, we’ve included a sample communications plan.  This is a simple set of “first steps” that we hope will help you get started.  Reach out to Sara Ward at or 231-536-2440 to start working on a joint brochure that highlights your organization's fund or to support a donor who is interested in a gift of stock or an estate gift.  The Community Foundation aims to support your organization as you grow your organization's fund so that we can provide increasing annual distributions to help meet your mission, and by so doing, meet our mission too. Thank you for your partnership in philanthropy!


Grow Your Organizational Fund Toolkit - pdf version

Grow Your Organizational Fund Toolkit - Word version