BCF Mission: The Barry Community Foundation will serve as a leader, catalyst and resource to improve the lives of people in the Barry County area by promoting charitable giving and the creation of permanently endowed funds, now and for future generations.
Ways to Give
Community foundations provide each donor a unique giving experience, tailored to suite his or her situation and goals. Here are the basics - how you can create a fund. For details, contact your local community foundation.
You make a gift to your community foundation. You can give cash, appreciated stocks, real estate, or other assets.
The community foundation sets up a special fund in your name, in the name of your family or business, or in honor of any person or organization you choose.
You receive tax benefits in the year your gift is made.
Based on the type of fund you establish, you may be able to stay involved in the good works your gift makes possible. You can recommend an area or organization you'd like your gift to support, or rely on the community foundation's experienced program staff to determine and address the areas of greatest need in your community.
The community foundation board issues grants in the name of the fund you establish (if you prefer, grants can be made anonymously).
We handle the administrative details.
Your gift can be placed into an endowment that is invested and will grow over time. Grants addressing community needs will be made forever.
Tax Credit Calculator - learn more about the Michigan Tax Credit, click to download the calculator using Excel.
There is so much more we'd like you to know. For more information and ideas on ways to integrate your financial planning with charitable giving, ask your financial advisor or contact the Barry Community Foundation at (269) 945-0526.
Barry Community Foundation. 231 South Broadway. Hastings, MI 49058. 269-945-0526