Endowment Fund Program

Programs and services are too often measured by who benefits today. Truly innovative and successful programs and services that sustain success for future generations will be viewed as a milestone of greatness.

Donations & Investors

The Sterling Heights Community Foundation recognizes that today’s philanthropists are donors and investors who seek to make their giving as uncomplicated and effective as possible. Giving in partnership with the foundation’s Fields of Interest Endowment Program offers simplicity, flexibility and maximum tax advantages and access to funds established to meet community needs.

The foundation welcomes contributions and bequests of any amount. Gifts may be made during one's lifetime, or as a gift through a bequest or trust. Besides the impact to the community, your gift to the Foundation offers numerous benefits including perpetuity, tax advantages, flexibility and professional management.

Accepted Donations:

The Community Foundation accepts many different types of gifts, including:

  • Appreciated securities
  • Bequests
  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Distribution from an IRA
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Insurance policies
  • Personal Property
  • Real estate
  • Remaining Retirement Plan Assets

A gift can be made in your name, anonymously or in memory of a loved one.

You may give a gift directly supporting one of the existing Fields of Interest funds or begin your own endowment to meet your specific goals and interests. Field of Interest Funds are permanent funds where only the earnings are used for grant distribution. The principal is held in perpetuity and is invested for growth.

All gifts benefit our community and are accorded the maximum tax deduction by the IRS. The Sterling Heights Community Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) corporation.