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Giving Through YACF

Giving through YACF is easy. We're here to be your partner in strategic philanthropy and in making a impact on your community.

We have deep expertise and resources for accepting even the most complicated gifts. This allows you to give your most tax-efficient asset, maximizing the tax benefits of your generosity. We will to work with you and your professional advisor to figure out the most appropriate giving and estate plan options.

We accept a variety of gifts, including cash/check, appreciated securities, real estate & personal property, or other assets. Our secure online portal can help you make a gift online. You can also leave a legacy through a gift from your will or estate.

Interested in creating your own fund? Explore different levels of engagement through our options below, and contact us for a conversation.

*Minimum in gifts required to grant are noted below.

Support Broad Interest Areas and/or Multiple Organizations

Community Impact Funds ($5,000)

These funds support YACF’s work with community partners and nonprofits in identifying local needs, priorities, and opportunities for innovative solutions. The lower threshold for establishing a permanent named fund allows for broader representation of donors who are investing in our community’s vibrancy.

Field of Interest Funds ($25,000)

Donors to these funds designate a specific cause (e.g., early childhood) or a broad area of interest (e.g., arts & culture) they wish to support. YACF then has the flexibility to award grants to local organizations and programs making a difference in that area.

Donor Advised Funds ($20,000)

An attractive alternative to private foundations or a commercial gift fund, an YACF donor advised fund provides donors with the flexibility to recommend grants to their favorite nonprofits, locally and beyond. A secure online giving portal allows donors to direct their charitable giving from one place. Donors can also leverage YACF’s in-depth local knowledge for identifying grant opportunities to maximize impact.

Support Specific Programs or Organizations

Agency Funds ($50,000)

Donors can support a favorite nonprofit or community organization by creating a designated endowment for that agency, thus providing a permanent income stream.

Scholarship Funds ($20,000 for a named fund; $100,000 for a named scholarship)

To help increase college access and graduation rates for students in Washtenaw County with the greatest need, the Community Scholarship Program (CSP) awards four-year scholarships to students representing any of three criteria: youth from low-income families, youth of color, and first-generation college students. New funds are all established within the CSP.

Administrative Funds ($10,000)

These gifts help support YACF operations and community leadership efforts.

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