There are many ways you can give to the Berrien Community Foundation.

Our goal is to partner with you to fulfill your philanthropic interests.

You can create a new fund or give to enhance an existing fund. By giving now, you can experience the job of philanthropy!

Ways to Give

Give Online

If you already know what fund you'd like to give to, type it into the "Add Special Instructions" area. If you'd like to see what funds we have that you can support, click here.

Mail a check or cash

Berrien Community Foundation
2900 S. State Street, Suite 2E
Saint Joseph, MI 49085

Make checks payable to: Berrien Community Foundation with the fund to which you are giving noted in the memo line.

Include a note with your cash to let us know who you are and where to send your gift receipt.

Other types of donations

Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds: These often provide greater tax benefits than a cash gift of equivalent value, especially if they have a low cost basis. You will recieve a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of your asset - even if you initially bought it for less.

Real Estate: Whether is is a home, cottage, buisness property, or undeveloped land, we can turn this asset into a charitable gift. You recieve a deduction for the appraised market value (not the origional cost).

For more information on making gifts of stock, life insurance, IRAs or various trusts, please contact BCF President Lisa Cripps-Downey for more information via phone at 269-983-3486 or email