Business & Corporate Giving

The Community Foundation partners with businesses through flexible and innovative charitable tools like donor-advised funds and provides expertise on corporate philanthropy. Tax-smart tools, back-office services, and philanthropic expertise make giving easy for businesses in the Sturgis area.

With our deep knowledge of community issues and effective local nonprofits, the Community Foundation can help you align your philanthropic programs with your overall mission and strategy, engage employees, and build stronger ties in the community.

Our Executive Director, Lindsay Richardson, is available to help you explore possibilities.

Welcome!

Thank you for visiting the Sturgis Area Community Foundation! More important, thank you for caring about your community. Whether you’re here to contribute to an existing fund, explore current needs in our area, or learn more about how to accomplish your own unique charitable goals, we’re confident you will find the tools, resources, and support you need to make a difference.

Since 1962, SACF has worked diligently to connect people like you to causes that are meaningful to them, while partnering with local agencies to fuel positive change across our communities. We believe wholeheartedly that, as individuals, we can drive our community forward, but together, we can change it forever. With the support of our local donors, SACF’s endowment has grown to nearly $25M, allowing us to deliver critical funding each year for charitable programs and initiatives right here at home.

As you explore our site, I’d encourage you to consider how SACF might be a partner for you. What’s your life’s calling? What do you feel compelled to accomplish for others in this lifetime or beyond? Whatever the answer to that question, we hope you’ll consider us a partner in bringing your philanthropic goals to life. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Lindsay Richardson
Executive Director

Welcome!

Thank you for visiting the Sturgis Area Community Foundation! More important, thank you for caring about your community. Whether you’re here to contribute to an existing fund, explore current needs in our area, or learn more about how to accomplish your own unique charitable goals, we’re confident you will find the tools, resources, and support you need to make a difference.

Since 1962, SACF has worked diligently to connect people like you to causes that are meaningful to them, while partnering with local agencies to fuel positive change across our communities. We believe wholeheartedly that, as individuals, we can drive our community forward, but together, we can change it forever. With the support of our local donors, SACF’s endowment has grown to nearly $25M, allowing us to deliver critical funding each year for charitable programs and initiatives right here at home.

As you explore our site, I’d encourage you to consider how SACF might be a partner for you. What’s your life’s calling? What do you feel compelled to accomplish for others in this lifetime or beyond? Whatever the answer to that question, we hope you’ll consider us a partner in bringing your philanthropic goals to life. Thank you!

Sincerely,

 

Lindsay Richardson
Executive Director

Sturgis Area Community Foundation

310 N. Franks Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091

(269) 659-8508    Fax (269) 659-4539

Copyright © 2020 Sturgis Area Community Foundation

The Sturgis Area Community Foundation is a501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible.

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Ways to Give

We know that giving opportunities can come in different shapes and sizes and we have the flexibility to accept a wide range of gifts. The Community Foundation is your resource to maximize assets for the charitable causes that matter the most to you. 

Assets We Can Accept

Cash

A cash gift is the simplest way to establish a fund or give to an existing fund. Cash gifts are fully deductible up to 50 percent of the donor’s adjusted gross income in any one year. Deduction amounts exceeding this limit may be carried forward for up to five additional years. 

 

Securities

Gifts of appreciated securities (stock, bonds, and most mutual funds) also provide tax advantages. If you have held the securities for one year or longer, the current value generally is tax-deductible up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income, with a five-year carryover if the gift amount is more than the 30 percent limit. 

 

Real Estate

We can accept a gift of a house or other personal residence, farm, commercial building and income-producing or non-income producing land. A gift of real estate you have owned for more than a year entitles you to a tax deduction for the fair market value of the property, and you avoid paying capital gains taxes. 

 

Life Insurance

When you name the Community Foundation as the owner and beneficiary of an existing or new life insurance policy, you receive an immediate tax deduction that usually approximates the cash surrender value of the policy. All premium payments made thereafter are deductible as a charitable contribution.

Bequests
Many of the gifts we receive come in the form of end-of-life bequests, small and large, from caring donors who wish to create a legacy in their community. Bequests allow you to support your community and the causes you care deeply about long after your lifetime. A charitable bequest can be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or what remains after other bequests are made.