Give Today

We are a place where charitable giving becomes local, personal, and meaningful. You don’t need a lot of money, just a willing spirit and a desire to impact Mecosta County. Support the causes that are important to you with a gift to the Community Foundation. These generous contributions help build a stronger community and make lasting change. There are many options for you to consider: mail a check in the enclosed envelope, make a gift online, or donate appreciated stock.  

Give Tomorrow

Let us connect your personal passions to long-term change. Naming Mecosta County Community Foundation in your will or trust is the simplest way to contribute to the future of your community. Another option is to name the Community Foundation as a beneficiary of your IRA, retirement plan, or life insurance policy. When you leave retirement plan assets to the Community Foundation, 100 percent of your gift will be available to support your charitable passions. Creating a charitable gift annuity is an option that allows you to make a gift today and support your charitable interests in the future. A charitable gift annuity gives you the satisfaction of helping your community while also paying you a guaranteed fixed rate of income for life. Contact us if you have questions or wish to explore how you can fulfill your charitable wishes. Please call Maria E. Gonzalez at 231.924.5350.
Give via PayPal
Online donations are processed through the Fremont Area Community Foundation. Please specify that your contribution goes to Mecosta County Community Foundation.
Give by Check
Make checks payable to:

PO Box 1012-C
Big Rapids, Michigan 49307

Indicate on the memo line the Community Foundation Fund to which you wish to contribute.
Donations online and by check are the most popular ways to contribute. However, we offer a variety of options, depending on what works best for you. Here are a few you may want to consider:
  • Bequests – Another easy and appealing giving option is a planned gift through a charitable bequest. The dual advantage of a charitable bequest is the distribution of charitable contributions upon your death, combined with the reduction of estate taxes.
  • Appreciated Property – Gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or real estate can provide greater tax benefits than cash gifts of equivalent value, especially if they have a low-cost basis. By giving to the community foundation, you will receive a charitable deduction for the full market value and avoid paying capital gains tax.
  • IRA – Naming the community foundation as a beneficiary of your IRA is a tax-efficient way to give.
  • Life Insurance – In later years, many people find they don’t need all the insurance they did when they were younger. Giving a life insurance policy is an inexpensive way to make a substantial contribution to the community foundation.
Please contact the Foundation if you’d like more information about any of these options or even more ways to help!
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