Community Foundation Holland/Zeeland

Ways To Give

You can give virtually any asset. The Community Foundation has the professional expertise and experience to accept even the most complicated gifts. This allows you to give your most tax-efficient asset, maximizing the tax benefits of your generosity.

We accept all types of gifts and almost any kind of asset, including:

For questions about ways to give:

Contact Mike Goorhouse, President/CEO, at 616-396-6590 or via email.


  • Cash, check or credit card. 

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  • Appreciated Property: When you give securities, homes, land, personal property and other assets to the Foundation, you eliminate the capital gains tax liability you would have incurred had you chosen to sell your assets.
  • Bequests: You may designate a specific sum or a percentage of your estate.  You can specify whether your bequest is for unrestricted use or earmarked for a specific purpose.
  • Life Insurance: By naming the Foundation as the irrevocable owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy, you can create a future fund for the benefit of others.
  • Individual Retirement Account (IRA): By naming the Foundation as the plan’s beneficiary or partial beneficiary, you can ensure that your IRA or 401K assets will fully benefit your community and avoid potential income and estate taxes to your heirs.
  • Private Foundation Transfer: A transfer of all or some assets to the Community Foundation can offer private foundations tax advantages, flexibility and administrative savings while allowing you to retain its name and purpose.
  • Charitable Gift Annuities: A charitable gift annuity is a simple, guaranteed fixed income vehicle that provides immediate tax savings in exchange for cash, securities or real estate.  Payments are based on your age, the size of your gift and the number of beneficiaries.
  • Charitable Trusts: Planned giving with charitable trusts makes it possible for you to give a gift that benefits your community as well as you and your loved ones with a reliable source of income and substantial tax benefits.

Giving comes from the heart, but it makes financial sense to give the most tax-efficient asset whenever possible. The Community Foundation is experienced with accepting non-cash gifts.

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