Donors & Giving

There are many ways you can give to 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!


Give Now

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


Mail a check

Berrien Community Foundation
2900 S State St, Ste 2E
St. Joseph, MI 49085

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

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 receive a charitable tax deduction for the full fair market value of your asset - even if you initially bought it for less.

Real Estate: Whether it is a home, cottage, business property, or undeveloped land, we can turn this asset into a charitable gift. You receive a tax deduction for the appraised market value (not the original 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 at 269-983-3486 or by clicking here.