Donors & Funds
Strengthening a community comes from the efforts of the individuals within. At the Community Foundation for Livingston County, we provide a unique way for donors to give back. A gift to the Community Foundation will help Livingston County both now and for generations to come. Made up from gifts from thousands of individuals and families, the endowment provides a permanent source of annual support to fund the most pressing needs and opportunities of the community. The Community Foundation for Livingston County can help you or your professional advisors with gift planning. Consider creating a named fund through your estate or as part of a beneficiary designation to permanently recognize your support for Livingston County.
The Inspiration for a Community Foundation
Advisory Board member Mike Hall describes the unique culture of Livingston County, which led community members to step up and create the Community Foundation to support their fellow residents.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate to Establish a Fund?
Interested in establishing a charitable fund with the Community Foundation? If you’re nearing retirement, are looking to achieve some of your estate and financial planning goals, or are simply just passionate about improving your local community, then consider donating to the Community Foundation of Livingston County. Small or large gifts, including complex assets and property, are all appreciated and will go to good use in our local community. Talk with us about how we can help support your charitable interests.
Ways to Give
Giving to the Community Foundation for Livingston County is simple. Donors can give one-time gifts or over the course of several years. Gifts we accept include:
Cash by check or online donation
Securities traded on major exchanges
Closely held business interests
Interests in limited liability companies
Patent interests and other qualified intellectual properties
Mutual fund shares
Fully paid life insurance policies
Retirement plan assets
Giving through the Community Foundation for Livingston County allows us the flexibility to address emerging needs and opportunities that arise in Livingston County over time.
Investing in Our Community
When you've got gifts to give, make sure you put them in the right place. Let us help you build upon your investment strategy and give back to the community we live in!
Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations with passionate and well-measured solutions that meet the foundation's priorities, which include sustainability, regional impact, leverage, and collaboration.Give NOw