Your gift to the Barry Community Foundation allows you to support the causes that are important to you.
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Mail a Check
Mail in your donation or drop it off to our office at:
Barry Community Foundation
231 S. Broadway St.
Hastings, MI 49058
Please make check payable to Barry Community Foundation and include the name of the fund to which you are donating in the check’s memo line.
Other Ways to Give Today
This is the simplest way to give and we accept gifts of all sizes. You may write a check to the Barry Community Foundation, designate gift placement and take a tax deduction for the gift.
Want to be actively involved in philanthropy and also enjoy administrative convenience, cost savings, and tax savings? Consider setting up a donor advised fund. Make annual grant recommendations to the Community Foundation to support the causes, organizations, and programs that are important to you. This type of fund also provides the option of allowing your children to participate as advisors.
Many gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, and mutual funds result in a charitable deduction for the full market value of the donated asset and help avoid capital gains tax. In addition, the donor may be able to receive a tax deduction for the appreciated value of the securities.
REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY
We can help you utilize a home, business, land, coin collection, or other valuable asset to establish a fund or make a charitable gift. The Foundation is responsible for turning the asset into cash and the donor receives a charitable deduction for the contribution. Donors may also give a remainder interest in real estate and retain a life interest. An appraisal of the value of the gift would need to be completed before the Foundation could accept this type of contribution.
UNRESTRICTED AND FIELD OF INTEREST FUND
No other gift has the vision of an unrestricted donation. Our staff and board possess a broad perspective and knowledge of community issues and will always be here to maintain close connections with the nonprofits seeking to address them. Our expertise allows us to award grants that create the greatest impact for Barry County. An Unrestricted Fund enables you to be part of this work and accomplish more than you could on your own.
SPECIAL PROJECT FUND
Sometimes the most efficient and effective way to address a community challenge or take advantage of a powerful opportunity is to establish a Special Project Fund. A Special Project Fund is a temporary, non-endowed fund set up to support local programs and raise funds for special projects.
DESIGNATED NON-PROFIT FUND
Designated Nonprofit Funds combine an organization’s mission with a donor’s endowment for lasting impact. They are created for the benefit of a select organization by providing ongoing support. The donor specifies how endowed funds are to be used, and the Community Foundation provides ongoing stewardship and oversight to ensure the donor’s intentions are fulfilled.