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February 11, 2019

Designated Funds Make a Difference

Close to $100,000 has been distributed this month 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 Helen Hoffman Collar Memorial Fund supports programs, projects, and operations of the Beaver Island Historical Society. The Kenneth & Ina Slough Memorial Fund supports the operations of the East Jordan EMS and Ambulance Association. “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. Because these gifts are made to permanently endowed funds, they will benefit our area now and for many years to come. 

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 10, 2019

Community Foundation Welcomes New Trustees


December 14, 2018

Charlevoix Enrichment Fund Celebrates Milestone


November 16, 2018

Community Foundation Awards Grants to Make A Difference in Charlevoix County


November 9, 2018

Celebrating Community Foundations Week in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties - Guest Commentary


October 30, 2018

Ashley Cousens to Join Community Foundation Staff


October 12, 2018

We Celebrate National Estate Planning Awareness Week in October


September 10, 2018

Charlevoix Circle of Arts Welcomes You with Outdoor Seating


August 13, 2018

Manna Provides Produce and More to Neighbors in Need


July 17, 2018
Camp McSauba Receives Chicago Club Support


June 15, 2018

May 18, 2018

Youth Fund Passes $1 Million Dollar Milestone


May 2, 2018
Community Foundation Announces $188,000 in Grants

See the full list of grants here.


April 13, 2018

Improvements to the Susan Creek Nature Preserve 


March 20, 2018

Giving with Qualified Charitable Distributions from Your IRA


February 13, 2018

Designated Funds Make Significant Grants


January 26, 2018

Ethel Coeling Environmental Fund Celebrates 15 Years