We offer many different funds that can connect your giving with the causes you seek to support. If the current funds listed below do not match your preference for giving, you may establish your own fund.
Affiliates of the Community Foundation function as separate foundations serving a specific geographic area within Calhoun County. They provide all the benefits of a local community foundation. Administrative requirements and stewardship functions are completed by the Community Foundation.
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Community Project Funds
Community Project Funds are nonendowed funds held at the Community Foundation for various projects, groups, and organizations within the Battle Creek area. They provide an important opportunity for us to offer service and leadership to the community. These funds vary in size, activity level, fee structure, and longevity.
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Donor Advised Funds
A Donor Advised Fund is for those who would like to establish a fund with the Community Foundation and want to make suggestions from time to time on distributions from the fund. Through a Donor Advised Fund, you can have an active hand in your charitable giving, as well as suggest which organizations should be supported, such as your high school or college, church, or other favorite charity. Many donors send out several donations throughout the year to different charities of their choice. Having a Donor Advised Fund takes the burden off the donor, as the Community Foundation does all the work in getting the grants sent out to the charities that the donor suggests. This type of fund is a great way to stay involved in the use of your gift!
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Field of Interest Funds
These funds provide permanent support for a specific field of interest where funds are not committed to a particular organization. You may choose to support a specific area such as the arts, education, health, human services, or other. A volunteer committee then makes grants to the most appropriate programs and organizations serving this area.
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Field of Interest Advised Funds
These funds provide permanent support for a specific field of interest where funds are not committed to a particular organization. You may choose to support a specific area such as the arts, education, health, human services, or other. A volunteer Selection Committee that consists of the donors and/or others the donors choose to serve on the selection committee. The committee awards grants to programs or organizations serving the chosen area of interest.
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Legacy Funds are established by individuals who want to create their legacy for the future. The individual creates their own criteria for their fund and signs a fund agreement. Their endowment is then funded at their passing through their estate planning. Call our development department at (269) 962-2181 today if you would like to create your legacy for the future.
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Organizational Endowment Funds
Organizational Endowment Funds are established to hold and manage assets for charitable organizations. Local organizations can support their long-term objectives by creating an Organizational Endowment Fund with the Community Foundation.
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Organizational Endowment Funds – Named
An individual can help support a local charitable organization of their choice by establishing an organizational fund that is managed by the Community Foundation. This type of fund will support the long-term objectives of the organization and allows the donor’s name to be attached to the name of the fund. This is a great way to memorialize loved ones in honor of the organization they were passionate about.
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Establishing a scholarship fund provides an opportunity for scholarships to be awarded in your name or the name of a loved one, while helping to educate and train our future work force. Creating a scholarship opportunity to help others achieve their educational goals is certainly making a difference in the lives of individuals in this community! The Community Foundation is working with partners to implement program elements that will help lead us to our ultimate goal of making sure that every individual, regardless of financial status, has an opportunity to complete a college or technical training education.
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