Our goal at the Berrien Community Foundation 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 joy of philanthropy!
WAYS TO GIVE
Cash: Cash is the simplest gift to give. You can combine multiple cash gifts over time to establish a fund at the Community Foundation.
Donate Online. Make a secure online gift to an existing fund.
Mail a Check. Berrien Community Foundation
2900 S. State Street, Suite 2E
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Make your check payable to the Community Foundation with the fund to which you are giving noted in the memo line or to BCF/Name of Fund.
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 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 deduction for the appraised market value (not the original cost).
To designate your donation to a fund at the Berrien Community Foundation, type the name of the fund in the comment section (Add Special Instructions) on the second screen of the donation.