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? Hear from Gregory Clum from Bredernitz, Wagner & Co., Michael Lay from Executive Wealth Management, and Frank Mancuso Jr. from Mancuso & Camerson, PC, as they explain how you may be an ideal candidate to establish a fund. 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.
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.
Ways to Give:
- Cash by Check or Online Donation
- Securities Traded on Major Exchanges
- Closely Held Business Interests
- Interests in Limited Liability Companies
- Patent Interests & Other Qualified Intellectual Properties
- Mutual Fund Shares
- Fully Paid Life Insurance Policies
- Retirement Plan Assets
- Real Estate