Ways To GiveSupporting Your Community
Become A Philanthropist
As your partner in philanthropy, we understand that each donor has individual needs. We will work with you individually to ensure your philanthropy is effective, personal, meaningful, and fulfilling. From simple to complex, we’re able to facilitate the gift that makes the most sense for you.
Ways to Give
- Contribute to an Existing Fund
We’ll work with you to ensure that your gift benefits the charitable priorities you’re passionate about.
- Start a Fund
Our goal is to help you establish the fund that will enable you to fulfill your philanthropic purpose.
- Leave a Legacy
Including the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation in your estate plan is an easy way to make a long-lasting, meaningful, and significant impact on the community around you.
Donor Impact Stories
An Act of Love: Making a Memorial Gift to the Community Foundation
Our Community Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life for all by working together to collectively address challenges and opportunities throughout West Michigan. This caring impact draws community members to make a variety of contributions, including gifts in memory of loved ones.
Why I Give: The Reinecke Family
The Reinecke family has made a tradition of giving back. “Our grandmother, Frances Reinecke, gave back to the community in countless ways, but there was always one consistent theme,” said Jason Reinecke. “Frances had an enormous heart for children and families that were disadvantaged. Her compassion for others has instilled a sense of pride within our family but also the motivation to follow in her footsteps.”
Why We Give: Joyce & Andy Cawthon
Andy and Joyce Cawthon chose to open a named greatest needs fund because “there is great value in pooling resources with other people of a similar mind,” said Andy. “My individual giving might not have an impact on a pressing community need, and if I’m picking the beneficiary, how do I know if I’m picking the best thing? We trust the foundation to make that decision for us.” By making an unrestricted contribution to the foundation, the Cawthons can rest assured that today, tomorrow, and forever those resources will be invested wisely and with a focus on impact.