You can make a difference for good, a difference for
ever, by donating to the Allegan County Community Foundation. Your gift to the
ACCF today will help Allegan County residents for generations
to come. Gifts of all sizes are welcome. You may donate
using PayPal or click here for our printable donor form [84KB].
To use PayPal, please click on the "Donate" button.
Your screen will be replaced with an Allegan County
Community Foundation PayPal screen. Please enter your
donation amount and click Update Total. Log in to PayPal
using your email and PayPal password - at bottom right.
If you don't have a PayPal account, use your credit
card or bank account (where available) - at bottom left.
To specify a fund, click on "+ Specify fund
to which you're donating" located directly
under the Purpose of Donation. In the text box that
appears, please type:
1) the name of the fund (i.e., Chester & Constance
Ray Memorial) to which you wish your donation directed.
A list of funds can be found on
this page. If you do not specify a fund, your donation
will be used for the ACCF Legacy Fund;
2) your name as you would like it to appear in publications;
3) if this is a memorial/honorarium, the name of the
person being memorialized/honored and an address to
notify them or a relative (if desired).
Confirm and donate!
Please feel free
to contact the office (269-673-8344) for assistance
or if you have any questions.
do I donate?
You may choose
to make a gift in any amount to an existing fund within the ACCF. Or you may create your own fund (with
a minimum gift of $5,000).
how to donate:
1) Choose when
to give. You can create a fund by making a gift now,
establishing it in your will, or creating it through
a trust arrangement. Ask the ACCF or your financial
advisor about specific tax benefits.
2) Decide what
to give. Almost any asset can be accepted, such as cash,
securities, closely-held stock, interests in limited
partnerships, real estate (including a residence), life
insurance, tangible personal property, and private foundation
assets. Other options include gift annuities, life estate
gifts, and charitable trusts; ask the ACCF or your financial
advisor for details.
3) Choose an existing
Choose a name and type for your new fund (minimum $5,000
Many funds are
named for the donor or the donor's family, or as a memorial
to someone special. Or, you could choose a name that
reflects the fund's charitable purposes. Every grant
from your fund will carry this name.
a Type of Fund
We know the community.
Our work is guided by a cross-section of leaders who
lend valuable insight, ensuring that your charitable
giving achieve maximum results in your community.
Contributions are eligible for the highest available
tax deductions, including the Michigan Tax Credit.
Time and cost
savings. In most cases, the tax benefits of contributing
to a community foundation outweigh using your assets
to establish your own private foundation. We take care
of all the administrative and grantmaking activities
for you, saving you time and money.
Create a legacy.
By setting up a fund with the ACCF, you're creating
a legacy for yourself and for our area. Most gifts to
the ACCF are endowed, meaning the principal is never
spent. Your gift is invested with the gifts of others;
each year, the interest and earnings from those investments
are used to fund a variety of worthwhile projects and
programs in Allegan County.
By retaining the
principal, the Foundation assures that your gifts will
continue to create more money. This guarantees that
the ACCF and its donors will be able to make an impact
on the health and welfare of county residents long after
each of us is gone.