What to Give

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As your partner in philanthropy, we understand that every donor has individual needs and wishes. It’s our honor to work with you individually and personalize our service to ensure your philanthropy is effective, personal, meaningful, and fulfilling. We’re here to help you benefit the charitable community causes you’re most passionate about.

For more complex giving strategies, we encourage you to contact your financial advisor to see if these options are right for you.
There are numerous ways to donate today or include Grand Haven Area Community Foundation in your estate plan, including but not limited to:
  • Annuities
  • Appreciated Stock
  • Bequests
  • Cash
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Charitable Remainder
  • Life Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Retained Life Estates
  • Retirement Portfolios
  • Trusts
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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