Charitable Giving

The Hillsdale County Community Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization created by and for the people of Hillsdale County. We are here to assist you in creating a positive impact in our community through endowed funds. Your gift to an endowed fund impacts our community today and into the future.

Our Special Features:

We Make Giving Easy and Flexible. We make giving easy by accepting a wide variety of gifts. We provide you with a number of charitable options for establishing your own fund or contributing to a fund already administered by the Foundation.

We Provide Local Support. Our professional staff has an in-depth understanding of the issues, opportunities and resources that shape our community. A volunteer board of local community leaders, representing the interests of Hillsdale County, oversee the Community Foundation’s administration and distribution of grant funds.

Endowment Funding. Although their specific uses vary, endowment funds have a specific purpose: to support acitivies or organizations not just for one year or even one generation, but in perpetuity. Gifts to endowments keep on giving; the income earned will support our community forever.

Community Leadership. We invest in the long-term and bring people and organizations together, convening diverse voices to address local issues and opportunities.

Special Tax Advantages:
-Immediate Income Tax Reduction
-Avoidance of Long-Term Capital Gain
-Increase in Personal Income and Effective Rate of Return
-Reduction in Estate and Gift Tax

For more information on giving, please click on our Planned Giving Brochure.

Funds of the Foundation

The Hillsdale County Community Foundation administers a variety of funds which include named unrestricted funds, field of interest funds, designated funds, scholarship funds, and donor advised funds.

Unrestricted Funds
Field of Interest Funds
Designated Funds
Agency Funds
Donor Advised Funds
Scholarship Funds


To download a complete listing and description of the funds of the Hillsdale County Community Foundation, please see Funds of the Foundation.