Ways To Give

Supporting 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

There are numerous ways to give to the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation. Whether you’re contributing to your own fund, another fund at the foundation, or including us in your estate plan, we accept the following gift types:
  • 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.
Considering a different type of gift? Contact Chris Riker, Vice President of Advancement & Donor Services to discuss your options
From all of us at the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, thank you! It’s our donors who ensure the community gets the care it needs. We appreciate each and every one of you!
From all of us at the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, thank you! It’s our donors who ensure the community gets the care it needs. We appreciate each and every one of you!

Donor Impact Stories

Why I Give: The Reinecke Family

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

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.

Why We Give: Ken and Mary Terpstra

Why We Give: Ken and Mary Terpstra

For Ken and Mary Terpstra, teaching their children to give back to the community has been something they’ve always strived to do.

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